Sad farewell to Mango Jam, hello Tahitian Lime
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 . . .
Brooke Needham of Tahitian Lime on Macrossan Street