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AMHERST – A rumour circulating that Jungle Jim’s in Amherst is closing has been confirmed by owner Bruce Fage. The restaurant will be shut on or before Dec. 21. Sixteen people are employed at the establishment.

Geographic location: AMHERST

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  • Joel
    December 29, 2012 - 15:59

    Why is it every time a business closes you people blame the government. Its not the provincial governments job to keep every business up and going.. times are tough, we cant keep just throwing provincial and federal money out the window to keep things running. Give your head a shake! Im sorry to hear Jungle Jims are closing, it was a great restaurant. But, the food industry isnt a safe industry right now.

  • mike
    December 10, 2012 - 08:18

    Sad to see this restaurant close and so many people out of work but I will say that I am not surprised....... too many changes without giving much thought. I used to enjoy going to their wing night and had become a regular attendee. That was until new management came along and decided that taking away free refills was a good idea. Well you see where it got you. Too bad you hadn't listened to the suggestions of your wait staff , who know/knew your customers best. All you can eat apps were not so cheap when you had to spend $10 for a couple glasses of pop. Sad to see you go, wish you had listened !!!!!!!!!

  • jay
    December 08, 2012 - 11:40

    keep voting in the NDP and there sister liberals and this is all you will ever see its been 20 years and you people still think they do a good job hahhaha

  • Amherst Citizen
    December 07, 2012 - 08:07

    The loss of Jungle Jim's is a reflection of the poor quality of food. Yes, it's disappointing these people will loose their jobs but most are part time anyway. There are plenty of local businesses in the downtown core that offer variety, quality, and fresh food. Bambino's, Art of Eating, Bella's Cafe, Germany Restaurant, and Duncan's to name a few. The last thing this town needs is any more corporate restaurants.

  • Deb
    December 06, 2012 - 15:32

    This is why there are currently so many people that have no choice but to go west and find work because there is not alot of options in this town. It's very sad to see so many local businesses close there doors. Pretty soon it will be a ghost town:(. I'm sure this is why there is a very high unemployment rate and also why there is so many young people unemployed. Very sad.

  • flipx
    December 06, 2012 - 09:57

    Well just another kick in the....'s for the Town of Amherst milk plant going Jims done I just wonder who will shut the lights off but what chance do the people have? Would move back to NS and into Amherst but high taxes all around, homes over priced, power rates to high and if you don't like pizza or Chinese food not much choice also as the tax base goes fewer and fewer will pay more. I just wonder when Roadway lighting will go off shore as did Venture Lighting. Sad as Amherst had lot's to offer and do then powers to be in Halifax know you are a part of Nova Scotia?

  • Amherst Cares
    December 05, 2012 - 20:28

    It will be very sad to lose a business that employs this many people - in addition this is an employer that is open and inclusive in its' hiring policies. I would wonder what would it take to keep such an establishment in the area - more community support, a bit of government stimulus, .....not sure but losing a great restraurant and an excellent employer deserves more than a paragraph....Let's buy local and support local!

    • sueb
      December 06, 2012 - 08:47

      Well said! We are all part of the community and when we support our local businesses we are supporting our friends and and neighbours.