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Newbo City Market  

NewBo City Market is a dynamic public space promoting health, happiness, and well-being in the heart of the New Bohemia District near downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As a gathering place, business incubator, and event center, NewBo City Market services many different needs of a broad spectrum of people and organizations. ​ This incredible nonprofit organization is home to fantastic food and retail business start-ups, farmers and artisans’ markets, and numerous community arts, entertainment, and educational events. There is always something new and different happening at NewBo. ​

NewBo City Market showcases the local talent and resources throughout Iowa. We support entrepreneurship and small business. We are proponents of the farm-to-table movement and locally-sourced foods and products. We directly address food insecurity in our community and educate on nutrition, wellness, and urban renewal. We are about consumers talking to, learning from, and developing relationships with local producers and neighbors interacting. ​ More than anything, NewBo City Market is a living example of SUSTAINABILITY and RESILIENCE. Sustainability is about balancing community needs with environmental impact. NewBo City Market strives to be a model for sustainable business practices: a rain barrel waters our garden, electric vehicles are free to charge up in our lot, and our facility is zero-waste (even the “plastic” forks are compostable).

Resiliency is about meeting and overcoming challenges, be they artificial or natural. There is no better example of a resilient neighborhood in Cedar Rapids than New Bohemia. In the late 1800s, it was an agricultural and manufacturing hub, home to a meatpacking plant that stood for over a century. Our building was originally a warehouse and metalworks for Iowa Manufacturing and later Quality Chef Foods. ​ Czech Village and New Bohemia were home to the significant prominent Czech and Slovak communities in Cedar Rapids to work both here and throughout the city.  Changes in the economy brought these businesses to a close. However, the district maintained its cultural and entrepreneurial identity and other urban challenges.

Today, NewBo City Market is a community hub of activity designed to enlighten, inspire, and entertain. We are a destination for local producers and consumers to gather. Most importantly, our friends, neighbors, and out-of-town visitors continue to return to live, work, and play in New Bohemia.


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  • The Bakery
  • Caribbean Kitchen
  • The Full Bowl
  • Grandma’s Root Cellar
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  • La Reyna
  • Lori Ann’s Candies
  • Luna Gelato and Ice Cream
  • Not Anything Specific
  • Pinoy Café
  • Pita’s Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Prairie Soup Company
  • Rare Bird Soap Shop
  • Roasters Coffee House
  • Shawnniecakes
  • The Tiny Yarn Shop
  • Torch Kitchen
  • WeDream Technical Solutions 

Address: 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA


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