Camas Produce temporarily closed after delivery vehicle damages building

The market, which closed for 10 months in 2019 after an impaired driver crashed through a window, had been offering extended hours during COVID-19 crisis

(Kelly Moyer/Post-Record) Ali Alquraisha, owner of Camas Produce, stocks the shelves of his Camas vegetable and fruit market in November 2019, a few days after reopening from a 10-month closure. The Camas market has had to temporarily close again on Friday, May 15, after a delivery vehicle caused damage to the building.

It’s been a tough year and a half for the Camas Produce market. 

In January 2019, the market, located at 2940 N.E. Everett St. in Camas, suffered structural damage after an impaired driver ran her vehicle through the store’s front window. No one was hurt in the accident, luckily, but would shutter Camas Produce for more than 10 months. 

Owner Ali Alquraisha reopened his 16-year-old produce market again in November 2019. 

The store featured upgrades to the interior, an expanded microbrew and wine area, new meat section and shelves filled with new dry goods and healthy snacks. 

In March, when COVID-19 forced many Camas businesses to close their doors, Camas Produce remained open, there to serve the community with regular hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and expanded hours from 6 to 7 a.m. to help seniors shop for groceries without the fear of crowds. 

Now, the market has had to close once again. This time, the culprit was another vehicle. 

“We are closed again due to another produce delivery truck damage to the building,” Alquraisha wrote on his business’ Facebook site today. “I will be posting weekly update(s0 to keep you informed on the progress.” 

As always, the Camas Produce owner wrote, he and his family appreciate their customers’ continued support. 

The Post-Record was unable to reach Alquraisha for comment on this article.

To see updates, visit the Camas Produce site at Facebook.com/CamasProduce/.

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