The Sifton Market is set to return, nearly three years after the strip mall building was destroyed in an arson fire that claimed the life of one of its employees.
The property at 13412 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. has remained fenced off since the January 2017 blaze, but in recent months there have been signs of construction at the site, and the wood framing of a new market building has taken shape. A sign near the fencing advertises retail and service space available for lease.
The revival project comes from Portland-based Lindquist Development Co., which purchased the building from its prior owner. Company president Stu Lindquist said his goal is to restore the property to its neighborhood market role.
“It’s going to be similar to what was there,” he said. “It’s a service station with a little market and some additional spaces for businesses.”
The plan includes reopening the gas station, which won’t involve a substantial amount of new construction. The pumps and canopy are detached from the main building and didn’t get caught up in the fire.