New Malama Market location in Pahoa open for business

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Lucky Bluefeather, left, orders fried chicken from the hot food counter at the new Malama Market in Pahoa on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Katie Veihl walks through the crowd in the deli and hot food counter at the new Malama Market in Pahoa on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Lori Lorenzo looks at garden accents after exiting the hardware and garden section of the new Malama Market in Pahoa on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald People are lined up in front of the Malama Market during the opening day of the new store in Pahoa on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Malama Market Pahoa opened Wednesday morning after a private blessing ceremony for the employees.

Hundreds of people stood in line to shop and see what the new store had to offer. Many people got lunch, explored the different areas of the store, chatted with employees and reveled in the size of the store.

Malama Market will be open daily from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. in the Puna Kai Shopping Center.

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