I had dinner tonight at Parlor City, a new pub and grill that has opened in a renovated 100 year-old building (see photo) that was flood damaged last summer in New Bohemia. The food was decent and the atmosphere was friendly. The menu features an historic image of the building, formerly the Iowa State Savings Bank, that can also be seen on their website. The restaurant’s name is appropriately a former nick-name of the city. Long before the fifth season came around, Cedar Rapids used to be called the Parlor City for its beauty and cleanliness. At the corner of 12th Ave and 3rd Street SE, this is a great addition to the neighborhood and a good example of a flooded building coming back better than before.

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