Shleifer Furniture to shutter after 80 years, will clear way for Central Eastside hotel

"For at least the past 10 years, developer Brad Malsin has had his eye on the Shleifer Furniture building at 509 S.E. Grand Ave.

Stuart Shleifer knew this, so when it came time to close his family's furniture business — after 80 years — and sell the building, he knew where to turn."

“I’ve done my best to make sure the building, and our business, was a cornerstone of many of the things going on around here,” Shleifer said. “(Beam Development is) very active in, and supportive of, this area. They understand buildings of this generation, and they’ll do a fantastic job with historic renovations.”