Small Business Saturday is a great day to kick off your holiday shopping and support locally owned small businesses. Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street is here to help find those one-of-a-kind gifts for that special someone with the Holiday Gift Guide. The online publication...Read More
Czech Village and New Bohemia Kicking off Holiday Events So many of us have fond memories of heading downtown with the family to see the holiday displays in the windows of places like Armstrong’s, Killian’s, and Smulekoff’s. Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street helps keep that...Read More
The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Discount Card is here! Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street has partnered with the popular BlendCard and Czech Village/New Bohemia businesses to offer a discount on products and services. For just $10, you can start enjoying the many...Read More
The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District now offers a low-interest loan program for business startup and expansion efforts. For more information and application materials visit...Read More
Considering opening a business or developing property in Cedar Rapids? Take a look at our market profile to see why the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District is the right choice for you. In case you missed our tour July 29, here are some of the available properties:...Read More
The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids. Established by emigrants, the District had suffered economic decline for many years and was nearly destroyed by record flooding in 2008. Despite these hardships, courageous business owners and residents began the task of rebuilding.
Optimism is evident throughout our District. Construction is prevalent and new investments are announced regularly. The creative cultural community has embraced the District and their events bring new and return visitors who spread the word about our exciting improvements. We are confident that the consistent application of Main Street’s Four Point Approach will transform Czech Village/New Bohemia into Cedar Rapids desired location to live, work, and play.
Whenever I meet new people or reconnect with old friends, they ask “What’s the big event or big news right now in The District?”. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with all of you some of my favorite picks each month. These may be small wins, big exciting news, or little known facts. They are definitely worth sharing!
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director
Holiday Shopping in the District
One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is yourself. And whether that’s doing something nice for someone, or creating a special gift, it is a gift that they will always remember.
Do you have an artistic flair? There are so many different ways you can show your appreciation for someone, right here in the District!
The Ceramic Center has several workshops you can take that will help you create a ceramic plate, vase, or Christmas ornament.
Delve MIY, NewBo Mercantile, and Create Exchange are just a few places where you can find materials to make your own gifts.
NewBo Mercantile is where you can find ingredients to make lotions, soaps and other beauty products.