An­other Dave be­comes mile­stone man

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Mark Mur­ray

THE great wall of Dave’s has found its 2000th mem­ber.

Port Dou­glas fish and chip shop Dave’s Take­away has been ea­gerly await­ing the mile­stone cus­tomer to share the same name as its owner.

Dave Lowe was pre­par­ing for a busy lunch at his Macrossan St shop last Wed­nes­day when an­other of his name­sake walked through the door.

“He had no idea he was the 2000th Dave, he was just com­ing in to have his photo taken to stick on the wall,” Mr Lowe said.

“We gave him a big cheer and hooray and he got a free lunch and 2000 cents ($20).

“I think his daugh­ter thought it was pretty funny.”

The man, from Gee­long, was in town for the birth of his daugh­ter’s baby.

“She men­tioned that he must come in and get on the wall of Dave’s,” he said.

The pop­u­lar tourist and lo­cal eatery is up for sale af­ter seven suc­cess­ful years for Mr Lowe and his wife, Leanne.

The cou­ple are mov­ing back to Mel­bourne to be closer to Mrs Lowe’s age­ing mum and fam­ily.

“It’s a great busi­ness, we’ve been here for seven years and had great fun and made a lot of money out of it,” Mr Lowe said.

“We’ve got a good lo­cal fol­low­ing with a lot of tradies and re­peat cus­tomers.

“It would be a good fam­ily busi­ness or even two young cou­ples, they could both work in it.

“It was nice to be able to serve the 2000th Dave be­fore we sold.”

Owner Dave Lowe with the image of the 2000th Dave to or­der at his Macrossan St shop, Dave's Take­away.

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