After months of construction delays, Ali Alquraisha, the owner of Camas Produce, said he plans to open the store in mid-August.
The front of the store was demolished in January when the driver of a black SUV accidentally drove through causing significant damage to the structure and to appliances within.
Walking through the building, Alquraisha pointed out the front of the store has been re-framed with new steel, and they are awaiting the installation of new glass across the entire facade.
“The new glass is one of the things that has taken a significant amount of time,” he said. “We installed new steel frames, but had to order special glass.”
He also said January’s accident caused damage to the rear refrigerator, which had to be replaced.
“What looks like an easy fix, really isn’t,” he said. “We had to order a new refrigerator, and once we looked at replacing things, we realized we had to move the drain back three feet. That’s taken a lot longer than expected. Each new fix has a ripple effect, and things take several weeks to months to get resolved.”
Aesthetically, the store will have a fresh coat of paint, new floors, new tables, and the overall look and feel will change.
“We look forward to re-opening,” said Alquraisha. “Every day people stop by to check on us.”
Results of Toxicology Report
Camas Police said that Terra Stark, 39, of Camas, accidentally put the car in drive while parked at Camas Produce, and plowed through the front center of the building. Her teen son was in the vehicle with her.
The Camas Police reported the results of the toxicology test Friday evening.
“Toxicology results just came back today for this investigation; Scoles-Stark’s blood alcohol level was .26,” said Camas Police Public Information Officer, Debrah Riedl. “This is how busy our Washington labs are.”
The legal limit in Washington is .08.
Riedl said charges are pending lab results, and that Stark would be booked and released. She expects her to face charges this Thursday in court.
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