Let’s just get it out in the open: Main Street has a reputation. Sure, we have a reputation as being ground zero for lovely things that are all-kinds-of-ethical: locally made, upcycled, organic, sustainable, vegan. We have a reputation as a haven for hipsters. And a reputation as an urban Vancouver neighbourhood that –despite the skyrocketing rents in the area– has a high concentration of artists and musicians here to keep the place interesting. And although we might try to deny it, we’re all aware of the other reputation we’ve built up over the years… the one you’re all whispering about while our backs are turned as we sip our fair-trade organic almond milk lattes while we pore over the latest issue of Wallpaper (you don’t need to whisper, you know. We can’t hear you over the really-obscure-I’m-sure-you’ve-never-heard-of-them-band we’ve got playing on our iPhones anyway. Wait, are we still using iPhones?). Let’s just get it out into the open: we have a reputation for being a bit eccentric. For being just a little quirky. A little nutty. For being –do I really need to say it?- just a tiny bit flaky.
Well, this month we’re embracing our idiosyncrasies with a little competition to settle once and for all who’s the flakiest of them all! Participating businesses are competing for bragging rights as to who’s got the best winter window display. What’s in it for you? How about the chance to win one of three killer prize baskets (valued at about $300 a piece!) full of goodies and gift cards from local merchants? Not too shabby! And for extra karma points, don’t forget to drop off your non-perishable donation for the foodbank at any participating business (businesses with ballot boxes are also authorized to take monetary donations for the food bank). Actually, never mind the karma points –bring a little something for the food bank to Plush when you come cast your ballot, and we’ll give you 5% off your purchases! Hey, win-win-win all around!
You can pick up your ballot at any participating store, and cast your vote at one of the designated voting stations (psssst… we’re one of them). Flake Out runs from December 3rd to 18th, with the prize draws being held at On The Fringe Hair Designs at 4:00 p.m. on the 18th.