Open 4 Business

The OPEN 4 BUSINESS competition is a chance for you to grow your business idea in the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street district.   Think Shark Tank – Main Street style!

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17 Best Things in To Do in Cedar Rapids

Spot 5 mentions in the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District in this highlight of Cedar Rapids’ best attractions. Vacationidea – Dream Vacation Magazine applauds our interesting architecture and distinctive history.

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"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.

Director's Spotlight

When the weather warms up and the flowers start to emerge from slumber, it’s inspiring to get outside and be a part of it. If you love getting active as the weather warms up, we have great district tips for walkers, runners, bike riders, and skateboarders. Celebrate spring by getting your blood pumping and taking advantage of the resources available in our Czech Village New Bohemia District.
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director

Get Active Main Street

Dust off your ten-speed and get those New Year's Resolution impulse buys out of the box-- winter is finally over! We’ve mapped out an easy 5k through the district to get you through the trail closures near lot 44 and at C St. and Bowling this...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Phillip Platz

Volunteer Spotlight: Phillip Platz

Volunteer Spotlight: More than 40 volunteers contribute over 2,000 volunteer hours each year to provide mission driven services, promotions, events, and programming focused on community development in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District. We'd like to...

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Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office