An absence of nightshops in the central part of town makes this vending machines an essential lifeline for all the alcohol-addicts and young people. The Brasschaat local government doesn’t like nightshops. They also don’t like trams. Both nightshops and trams according to them cause “nuisance” and “urbanization” - which is actually code for immigrants, something they want to keep out of Brasschaat.
But did you know there are actually two on nightshops on Brasschaat territory? There is one on the edge of town next to Den Tramhalt. And up north in Mariaterheide there is a place that pretends to be a videoshop but is actually a nightshop.
So thank god to Take It Easy Too (T.I.E.T) with its central location, providing alcohol and crappy croque monsieurs all night long. It changes names and supposedly owners all the time but the place is as solid as vending machines can be.