Our home towns play a huge role in shaping us. No matter how far we physically stray from them, the impact of the people and places that raised us is always present.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical extravaganza In The Heights (hitting cinemas June 24) celebrates the importance of our communities in the most uplifting and bombastic way possible.
It reminds us that the connections we forge within them are the ultimate support system we have to fall back on while chasing our goals and aspirations. It’s also a triumphant celebration of how our differences are our biggest assets when diving into new experiences. You can suss out the trailer here to get a sneaky taste of the epic story.
So, to celebrate the release of the film and its wholesome-as-heck message, we want to hear all about your favourite local establishments.
Think about the places and people that manage to transform your block with their hospitality. The family-owned cafes that ease the pain of Monday mornings by remembering your name and order, the magical, tiny, hole-in-the-wall book stores and the vintage clothes stores filled to the brim with hidden gems – the kind of places that build the culture and character of your ‘burb.
In 50 words or less, tell us in the form above why you think the business deserves more recognition (make sure you name the business too). It’ll put you in the running to win a $500 eftpos gift card, to spend at the biz and further support their incredible work. The business you shouted out will also score a $500 gift card, as well as a feature in a PEDESTRIAN.TV article spotlighting various local business heroes around the country.
We know you’ve probably got a tonne of top-secret local favourites up your sleeve to gush about no matter which suburb or town throughout Oz you’re from. Get thinking, and we wish you and your faves the best.
Image: In The Heights / Warner Brothers