New Safeway to open Wednesday: 63,000-square-foot supermarket marks first store in Niumalu Marketplace

Nearly two and a half years after construction began, Safeway in the Niumalu Marketplace is set to open on Wednesday, Dec. 16. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

The countdown until Kailua-Kona’s brand new grocery store opens its doors to the public is nearing an end.