Work on former Old Fashion Maid building is almost complete

Property is available to purchase

The building that housed the Old Fashion Maid Restaurant for 60 years is almost ready for a new tenant, although one has not yet stepped forward to purchase it.

The asking price for the 13,068 square foot building at 3414 N.E. Third Ave., Camas, is $599,000, according to Linda Anderson. The building is owned by the estate of Irwin Jessen, former president of RJ Land Development, of Vancouver. Jessen died in 2006. Anderson’s husband Gene is one of the executors of Jessen’s estate.

When the remodeling project is completed, it will be “totally redone,” according to Anderson.

“We still have the wallboard and tile to do and painting of the inside,” she said. “We’ve had it designed to be a burger and ice cream drive in. Hopefully the person who buys it, buys it for that.”

The work completed so far includes new windows and a door, as well as a rock exterior and copper color steel roof. There is also a new heating system and lighting.

The property is zoned regional commercial. In addition to a restaurant, the zoning classification allows the land to be the site of a grocery store, pharmacy, apparel or home furnishings store.

The Old Fashion Maid closed in March. The restaurant’s owners John and Marlene Macrae-Smith retired and moved to Everett.

Prospective tenants can contact the Andersons at 892-3645 or glprop@aol.com.

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