A former local resident is hoping someone will be inspired to lease or purchase the 12,000 square foot building that was originally designed to be the Black Pearl on the Columbia restaurant – near the Port of Camas-Washougal marina.
Kimberly Sherertz, widow of Bill Sherertz, said Monday night it was her husband’s wish to open the restaurant at the former site of the Parker House, 56 S. “A” St., Washougal,
He passed away in January at the age of 64.
“I’m not as passionate about the restaurant business as my husband was,” Sherertz said. “He was one of those guys who always was dong something.”
She is busy managing her family, which includes a son and a daughter who are active in sports.
Sherertz also has a stepdaughter who is in law school and a stepdaughter who lives in San Francisco.