Photography: Cassandra Hannagan
Each as unique as the personalities of their proprietors/creators, our local businesses create livelihoods for city dwellers, add character to our neighbourhoods and liveability to our city.
But with the global trend towards inwardness, lockout law impacts, not to mention pedestrian interruption around city building projects like the Light Rail and B-Line, it sometimes might appear easier to stay in than go out.
Boo-hiss we say!
We’ve teamed up with our friends at the City of Sydney to inform tourists and to remind residents about the wealth and diversity of offerings our neighbourhoods hold, though the Council’s #SydneyLocal campaign. We’ve interviewed key stakeholders in the City’s ‘villages’ and each month we’re leading an Instagram takeover using the hashtag. Here are a few examples of the partnership so far:
- 4A gallery director Mikala Tai tells us the best places to go in Haymarket
- Bartender Michael Chiem gave us his CBD highlights for day and night
- Planet Furniture’s Ross Longmuir shares his Surry Hills secrets
Further to this content-rich campaign, we’ve pledged to run a monthly #SydneyLocal takeover of our Instagram account (@timeoutsydney), sharing our own photos of local small business stars, and sharing posts from our readers.
So while there’s a time and place for the convenience of life on demand at home, we’re making a concerted effort to get out of the house in 2018 and engage with our favourite neighbourhoods.
Get out there and do the same.