NCSML to collaborate with Czech Republic University

Cedar Rapids' National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library National and Palacký University Olomouc, a leading university in the Czech Republic, have formally entered into an agreement to develop and collaborate on joint educational, cultural and research projects,...

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Bohemian Grocer offers slew of locally-sourced products

Article from CBJ Steven Prochaska, owner of the Sausage Foundry, has long seen a gap in the offerings at Cedar Rapids' NewBo City Market. Now, with the opening of Bohemian Grocer in a space adjacent to his current shop, he hopes to fill it, offering visitors a place...

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$23.7 million NewBo apartments project lands state tax credits

Chicago developer's project calls for 120-unit mixed-use complex Gazette Article written by Dan Mika CEDAR RAPIDS — A Chicago-area developer has been granted $600,000 in state tax credits for a $23.7 million, three-story apartment complex with commercial space in the...

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The Main Street Advantage – 4 Steps To Win

Unlocking The Main Street Advantage puts local businesses in a highly competitive position versus big box and online mega retailers.  Here’s how it’s done: Number 1: The Experience Advantage Competing on price is not a recipe for success.  Rather, by focusing on your...

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SOKO Outfitters plans grand opening Oct. 7

Corridor Business Journal - October 1, 2018 The indoor climbing wall at SOKO Outfitters. CREDIT SOKO OUTFITTERS SOKO Outfitters, a locally owned specialty outdoor store in Cedar Rapids, will celebrate its grand opening on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. "SOKO Outfitters is...

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Second Annual Czech Village Blues a Great Success

Czech Village Blues is pleased to announce positive steps in charitable fundraising and attendance from it's second annual blues festival featuring Ruf Records Blues Caravan along with local opening acts Shane Johnson's Blue Train and Tim&TheTrutones. Held in...

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Room with a Brew 2018

Cedar Rapids, IA - September 2018— “Room with a Brew” returns for its third year on September 21st, from 5pm-8pm in the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District.  Attendees will get a chance to experience what it’s like to live within walking distance of dining,...

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