Donna and Brett Foord at the Mary River Marina which is ready for businesses again.
Donna and Brett Foord at the Mary River Marina which is ready for businesses again. Alistair Brightman

Former Muddy Waters Cafe site ready for a new tenant

ONE of Maryborough's prime restaurant locations is finally back on the rental market after being inundated by floodwaters earlier this year.

Brett Foord, manager of the Mary River Marina, said the former site of Muddy Waters Cafe was now ready for a new tenant.

"We're on a river, we know it floods," he said.

"But it's a prime spot for a cafe or restaurant. Anyone who moves in here just has to keep it simple."

While the Foord family has ridden out several floods in the past 20 years, three in five years proved too much for long-term tenants Muddy Waters and Mary River Chandlery.

Mr Foord said there were five vacant shopfronts and all were nearly ready for tenants.

"It's been a long road to recovery but we're finally back up and running," he said.

He said he believed the floods had a cycle of 10 to 12 years.

"This year is reminiscent of the 70s and 90s," he said.

"But at the end of the day, Mother Nature will do what she wants."

For information, phone Mr Foord on 4123 1405.



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