Businessman plans market, cultural demonstration site to help Pahoa

  • Amedeo Markoff stands next to tables he carved from mango trees at the former site of the Akebono Theatre. He plans to open a farmers market and cultural demonstration site there. (TOM CALLIS/Triune-Herald)

One of the proponents of a new farmers market and cultural demonstration site in Pahoa says it’s all about helping the town survive. And then thrive.