"An Arts & Culture District in the Heart of Cedar Rapids"
About the District
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.
Cedar Rapids is in a period of unprecedented urban and civic renewal. Two of our city’s most unique and important neighborhoods are playing a key role in this rebirth – Czech Village and New Bohemia are fast becoming the city’s flagship district – a magnet for citizens, tourists, and businesses, and a venue for the area’s most exciting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping.
“New opportunities await you to explore, discover, shop, taste, and experience the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District.”
The Main Street Building Improvement Fund has successfully assisted more than 25 rehabilitation projects in the district, leveraging more than $250,000 in private investment. Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District seeks to provide business owners and sponsored...read more
The Cherry Building: October’s Featured Business of the Month Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District
Built in 1919 as a dairy equipment manufacturing plant, the 104,000 square foot Cherry Building is the only authentic loft-style workspace in Cedar Rapids. It is located at the heart of the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District near downtown Cedar Rapids,...read more