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The District: Czech Village & New Bohemia

Czech Village / New Bohemia

The Czech Village and New Bohemia neighborhoods make up The DISTRICT and are a lively place for family and friends to gather and take in great entertainment, award-winning restaurants, fun bars, world-class museums and, of course, unique shopping.  

Czech Village

You may have visited Moss in the NewBo City Market, but it now has its own stand-alone store front in Czech Village. This is a fantastic place to purchase plants, décor and gifts!

SOKO Outfitters is the place to go to get outfitted for your next adventure. Find all the outdoor gear you need. They offer everything from camping and hiking gear to outdoor apparel and rentals on winter and water adventure gear. The store also has an indoor climbing wall that’s perfect if you are just getting your footing or want a rocky challenge.

Czech Cottage offers gorgeous Czech glass, crystals, ornaments and jewelry.

Throughout the Village you will also find vintage and antique shops and more.


New Bohemia

Just across the Bridge of Lions is NewBo City Market. If you are hungry for it, you can find it here. This business incubator and community gathering hub is a great spot to stop when you are hungry as inside you’ll find a dozen unique eateries offering everything from classic comfort food to unique ethnic dishes. You can also shop for gifts, belly up to the bar for a local beer, or take a cooking class in space operated by Kirkwood Community College.

Pop into Almost Famous Popcorn across the street when you are looking to buy a sweet treat, for yourself, the kids or as a gift. There are dozens of varieties of popcorn to sample. And there’s more than popcorn too. Vintage sodas are a big hit with the kids. You’ll be amazed at how many options there are. And you simply have to sample the house made fudge.

If you’re always searching for new and used vinyl, Analog Vault is the place. They also offer equipment repair and sales.

Bring some peace and relaxation into your life at Illuminations, inside the Cherry Building, where you can find a variety of metaphysical items.

From quirky t-shirts to mid-century furniture and so much more, find a full list of businesses and shopping events throughout the year in The District at

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Czech Cottage

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