First major retailer to reopen after Hawaii lava scare

January 23, 2015 12:24 AM

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A drugstore plans to reopen next week in the small Hawaii town that's being threatened by a slow-moving lava flow, making it the first major retailer to return since molten rock prompted several businesses to evacuate last month.

Longs Drugs will reopen in Pahoa as early as Monday after the branch of lava heading toward it stalled, Vinia Rosa, manager of the chain's downtown Hilo store, told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald ( ).

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