SEAL BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A hair salon that was the scene of Orange County’s deadliest mass shooting reopened on Sunday.

Salon Meritage reopened at 2 p.m. after undergoing extensive remodeling, more than 13 months after a massacre that claimed eight lives.

KNX 1070 reports that the Seal Beach salon at 500 Pacific Coast Highway is now owned by stylist Irma Acosta.

Acosta reportedly stepped out for a break on Oct. 12, 2011, when a gunman opened fire.

The alleged gunman, 43-year-old Scott Dekraai, has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with the massacre.

Dekraai is scheduled to go on trial next year. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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