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In May, Barton Bros. will be giving away 110 free pints to celebrate local business Bartons’ 110th year at the Chilwell headquarters. The new business is poised to open up the garages at Bartons once again with an all new monthly street food night.


‘The Garage’ is set to feature live music, a whole host of international foods and drink, and is hoping to add to the recent trend of high quality evening entertainment in Beeston and Chilwell.


The venue, an ex-bus garage, was home to Barton Transport who at one stage were Britain’s largest independent bus operator. In the last decade it has seen occasional use as a quirky events space hosting a range of diverse events such as warehouse parties, drive in cinemas, international art exhibitions and most recently monthly Sunday markets and comedy nights, which will be continuing throughout 2018.


The organisers are Barton Bros. Limited, founded by Richard, James and Tom Barton, who have been hoping to bring this type of event to the area for a number of years.


“You can see right across the UK that street food events has been growing in popularity.” eldest brother Richard had to say,


“And now we think it’s time to break cover. With almost 10 independent street food traders already on board, we’re really excited about finally getting it started”.


Tom added, “With the future of the old buildings uncertain as redevelopment is planned on the site, it will be nice to see them continue to be used in a respectful but exciting way during 2018.”


The first event will be held on Saturday May 12th between 5-11pm.


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