Sad farewell to Mango Jam, hello Tahi­tian Lime

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

THE Mango Jam restau­rant on Macrossan St will cease trad­ing on Sun­day, Jan­uary 29.

Man­age­ment of the well known fam­ily-style eatery, which has gone through two in­car­na­tions in Port Dou­glas, is cit­ing high labour costs and in­creas­ing com­pe­ti­tion in the town as part of its prob­lems.

The first Mango Jam opened in 1995 and ran for about 15 years.

The lat­est restau­rant opened in early 2015 and re­peated the for­mula of “main­stream food, price point and a fo­cus on kids”.

Mango Jam will of­fer dis­counted lunch and drinks on the last day of trad­ing.

Mean­while, there is a new shop in town.

Tahi­tian Lime, a “trop­i­cal bo-ho” store, has opened next door to Lan­tern­fish, at Shop 8, 20 Macrossan St.

Tahi­tian Lime is the brand name of a swimwear range that launched with a fash­ion show in Port Dou­glas a year ago. The own­ers and de­sign­ers are Cairns-based sis­ters Brooke and Prue Need­ham, who had a shop in Palm Cove be­fore the move to Port Dou­glas.

“We al­ways wanted Port Dou­glas to be our base,” Brooke Need­ham told the

“And now we’ve moved up here, so we’re lo­cals.” ONCE more the drums are beat­ing with tales tall and true of life in the balmy trop­ics . . .

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Brooke Need­ham of Tahi­tian Lime on Macrossan Street

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