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Flood damage provides restaurant with reason to remodel

Little Bohemia is reflected in floodwaters at the intersection of 14th Avenue SE and Third...
Little Bohemia is reflected in floodwaters at the intersection of 14th Avenue SE and Third Street SE as the sun rises Wednesday morning, June 11, 2008, in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette/KCRG-TV9)(KCRG)
Published: Nov. 30, 2016 at 6:48 PM CST
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A long time business in the NewBo District of Cedar Rapids has a bit of an identity crisis right now.

Many people think Little Bohemia never reopened after the September flooding. The owner says the plywood boards over a front door and main windows have given people the mistaken impression Little Bo is closed.

What actually happened is he wanted to restore the original look of the building by installing period glass and doors. He planned to do it during the down time while cleaning up after basement flood damage. But the construction got delayed.

"We've been putting the open flag out front, the sign out front, but we can't put any lights out because...we have no windows," Jeff Melsha, Little Bohemia owner, said.

Melsha says he's open afternoons and evenings Tuesday through Saturday. He'll reopen with lunch hours as soon as the glass and door is finished and that could happen in a day or two.