Pele’s Kitchen reopens following fire

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A pedestrian walks past Pele's Kitchen, which reopened Friday in Pahoa. The restaurant was forced to close in March after a fire burned a portion of the back storage area and caused smoke damage in the kitchen and dining room.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Stephen Yundt, left, smiles with his son Casey Yundt, middle, Trisa Wood and his grandson, Julien, after officially reopening Pele's Kitchen on Friday in Pahoa.

With plenty of community support and hard work, Pele’s Kitchen in Pahoa has reopened 78 days after a structure fire.