Walking down the street in our district, you may not consider what is available on the upper floors of many historic buildings. Here is a sampling of what is “Above and Beyond” in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District:
Hall Mall is located above what was once the NewBo Ale House. After walking in the door to the left of the front collumns, and climbing the old bank stairs, there are a series of spaces that once were offices that now house the following businesses:
Analog Vault: New & Used Vinyl Records, Vintage Audio Equipment Repair & Sales
A to Z Toys & Collectibles: Vintage toy lines such as; Star Wars, GI Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man, Ghostbusters, Transformers etc. and everything toy related from the 80’s to early 90’s.
Studio U: Senior, Wedding, Portrait, Bussiness, and Commercial Photography.
Rise Above Leathers: Hand crafted leather belts, cuffs, watch bands, guitar straps, wallets, bags, dog collars, holsters and other fine leather accessories
CSPS Hall is a landmark building on the National Register of Historic Places and is known today as Eastern Iowa’s center for contemporary art, music and theatre. Following an epic flood in 2008, the building underwent a $7-million makeover, re-opening in time for Labor Day 2011. The renovated structure today houses three galleries, two theatres, a conference room, a classroom, and an arts incubator, all under the management of the award-winning nonprofit, Legion Arts. Ground floor tenants include Next Page Books, New Bo Mercantile, and Delve Studio DIY. Owned and operated by the artist-run non-profit Legion Arts, the former Czech social hall hosts live music from around US and around the world, as well as live theatre, dance and visual art.
Along with living spaces, the upper floor of many buildings in the district hold office space.If you are ever looking for a unique location for your business venture, call the Main Street Office for suggestions.