THE SCOOP

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

WHEN rent be­came too high in Port Dou­glas, in­stead of giv­ing up Jenny Atkins re­lo­cated her ice-cream store to Moss­man.

Orig­i­nally known as Wendys in Port Dou­glas, Jenny stayed with the fran­chise and is sell­ing Wendys ice-cream un­der a li­cence agree­ment in her new store The Scoop.

“I had to leave Port Dou­glas be­cause the rent, my rent was hor­ren­dous, I’m pay­ing one-fifth of what I was pay­ing there,” she said.

“I tried for nearly 12 months to ne­go­ti­ate with the land­lord but they chose to let it go, this shop came up and d I said, ’That’s it I’m out’.

“Now I have a lot lower rent with very much the same turnover and sim­i­lar prod­ucts, it’s been re­ally good, but I feel bad about leav­ing port Dou­glas.”

The Scoop has been open for four months and of­fers ice-cream, ice­cream cakes, cof­fee, cakes, shakes, hot­dogs and in­ter­net fa­cil­i­ties and the lo­ca­tion is ideal - across the road from the school.

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