Find green space for gardeners in C.R.

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: January 25 2013 | 8:07 am - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 10:32 am in
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Since when has Little Bohemia become Czech Village? For years it was a bar on a street corner where the Sinclair/Wilson workers had stopped off after work.

What about the NewBo City Market? I thought it was for the gardeners to sell their produce. It isnít, is it? Instead, it is full of crafters and eating places. Where do the gardeners go to pitch their tents?

What happened? Iím surprised that someone hadnít thought of moving the museum across the Cedar River.

The city sold Riverside Park. Where to now? Why not use the green space in Czech Village? There is lots of room. Rebuild the roundhouse, too. Invite the gardeners back. Rain or shine at least they will be in an enclosed building. The roundhouse is not big enough? Add to it.

Keep the original Czech Village on the avenue. After all, itís a Czech community. Thatís part of our heritage. The Czechs had settled there.

Keep Houby Days and other Czech events on the avenue. They donít belong on the east side.

Dorothy Krivanek

Cedar Rapids

 

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