Most businesses were spared any damage at all, though a few are still dealing with the aftermath of flooded basements and damaged equipment.
Many events were canceled or postponed because of the flood, including the annual Czech Village festival, Czechfest. But now that cleanup is nearly completed, many activities are being planned for the upcoming weeks.
Activities in the District this weekend include BrewNost Oct. 7 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, performances at the CSPS Hall, and Art in the Lot, Artisan's Sanctuary's Fall Fundraiser. BrewNost is an opportunity to sample many different kinds of brews and gourmet dishes. The Art in the Lot sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, in Czech Village from 8 am to 5 pm. The Ceramic Center's fundraiser, Light the Fire, scheduled for Oct. 6, has been postponed until a later date.
Other shops re-opening this weekend in Czech Village include Create Exchange, Czech Village Antiques, Vlasy Salon, Forget-Me-Not Gifts, and White Lion Gifts. The shops join Merle Norman, Harlequin Home, Czech Cottage, as well as a variety of eating establishments and pubs that opened earlier this week.
NewBo businesses that are open as of Oct. 8 are Brewhemia, New Bo Mercantile & Vintage Shop, Shops at 208, Moods Salon, Next Page Books, Top Drawer, CSPS Hall/Legion Arts, Parlor City, Eduskate, Red Ball, and a variety of businesses in the Cherry Building, 329 10th Avenue SE.
The owners of NewBo Alehouse, NewBo Sushi, Bata's, and Great American Popcorn are still working to re-open. Goldfinch Cyclery has moved to a new location around the corner from its previous home and will re-open mid-October. NewBo City Market will re-open Saturday, Oct. 13.
Mayor Ron Corbett has challenged the community to visit the downtown district at least 10 times during the month of October and help the businesses recoup some of the revenue that was lost during the flood threat and clean-up.