New restaurant opens in Wood St

A new restaurant has opened in Wood St.
A new restaurant has opened in Wood St.

UPDATE, 6.55pm Tuesday:

LESS than 48 hours after it was announced that Cactus Jacks had closed its doors, a new restaurant has sprung up in its place.

Announcing the news via Facebook tonight, it's been revealed 'AM Restaurant' has opened in place of the Mexican eatery.

"AM Restaurant is open as of today," the Facebook post read Tuesday night.

"We are proud of this new menu that started today at Wood Street restaurant (located in old Cactus Jacks). Come check it out."

The new restaurant will be open for lunch (noon - 3pm) and dinner (5-10pm).

INITIAL: MACKAY foodies barely got a chance to say adios to a favourite Mexican restaurant.

As of Sunday night, Cactus Jacks Mackay is officially closed.


Cactus Jacks has closed giving customers just hours notice that Monday was its last night in Mackay.
Cactus Jacks has closed giving customers just hours notice that Monday was its last night in Mackay. Campbell Gellie


The business notified customers on Facebook Sunday afternoon.

"We are very sad to announce that tonight is the last night we trade as Cactus Jacks Mackay," the post read.

"Please come support us for the last time."

Cactus Jacks has been included in the liquidation process of Mackay Grande Suites and its associated businesses.

The businesses have operated as normal throughout the liquidation process as the building was shopped around to potential buyers - until now.

But even though Cactus Jacks is gone, it might not mean food won't be coming out of the Wood St kitchen as the post went to on to say "we cannot wait for the future".

It is the second Mexican restaurant chain to close in Mackay this year.

Hombre Mexican Cantina at West Mackay didn't open due to a split between the franchisee and Brisbane-based franchise owner.

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