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Brassington Village shop (or is it!)

August 10, 2014
August 10, 2014 - Brassington Village shop (or is it!)

We all know the sad fact that most village shops are closing, but here in Brassington the tide may be turning.....

Looks like all other shop windows! with eggs, bread milk and household goods
Looks like all other shop windows!

At first glance the shop window looks like many others in the land, but on closer examination of the second photo, you will see this is a giant vending machine.

Brassingtons giant vending shop
Brassingtons giant vending shop

Invented by a local Ashbourne man, this is the second ever of its kind. Open from 6am till 11pm, but without staffing costs, this auto shop dispenses the essentials of life from coffee and biscuits, to bread and even eggs.  When you make your purchase with cash or contactless credit card the machine e-mails the owner, so the stock can be monitored and kept up to date. With a refrigerated section we can even by butter, milk and bacon!

I don't know what it says about the diet of the Brassington locals as number one best seller so far are the chocolate finger biscuits!

And the best bit is it is located in the pub car park - so eggs, bread and then a quick pint.

Well it would be rude not to!


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