By Cindy Hadish/The Gazette
Even as numerous businesses reopened after the Floods of 2008, a void remained in Czech Village.
The iconic Polehna’s Meat Market won’t return, but touches of the popular shop can be found in a new meat market, set to open soon in the historic district in southwest Cedar Rapids.
Village Meat Market & Cafe, 92 16th Ave. SW, will feature jitrnice (a Czech sausage), wieners and other meats, similar to the former Polehna’s, along with its own menu items in the 32-seat cafe.
“We’re using old family recipes given to us by a local family,” co-owner Hugh Lamont said of the meat. “It’s not Polehna’s, but it’s definitely homemade.”