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Lava fears aside, Pahoa's Malama Market to reopen Wednesday

PAHOA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Three months to the day after concerns over the Puna lava flow forced its closure, Pahoa's Malama Market is set to reopen to customers on Wednesday.

The store has undergone several renovations, and giveaways for shoppers are planned for roughly 10 a.m. More than 70 former employees will return to the 10,000 square-foot store when it reopens.

Activity from the lava flow has slowed considerably, and the nearest active breakout is reported to be closer to the Pu'u O'o vent than it currently is to Pahoa.

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