Retail Tenants Ready to Call Aloha Tower Marketplace Home

June 25, 2015

HONOLULU – A growing list of retail tenants are moving forward with leases that will bring their businesses to Hawai‘i Pacific University’s revitalized Aloha Tower Marketplace, scheduled to open this Fall.

Nashville Waikiki, the popular Country and Western Bar, has executed a lease and plans to open in late July. In addition, Taco Del Mar; Subway; Boston Pizza; a ramen shop and rotisserie chicken restaurant; and Palama Express, a convenience/express store of the larger Palama Market, plan to sign leases in the next few weeks. An urgent care medical clinic is finalizing negotiations to open a location at the Marketplace.

They will join Hooters, Gordon Biersch, and the Star of Honolulu, which have remained open at ATM throughout the year-long renovation. The HPU college bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble College, will also be a prominent presence at the Marketplace.

“We’re putting together a diverse and exciting slate of tenants that will bring a great deal of energy to the Aloha Tower Marketplace, which is exactly what we intended when we took on the project,” said Janet Kloenhamer, Executive Vice President for Administration and General Counsel at Hawai‘i Pacific University. “We have a total of about 30,000 square feet of retail space at ATM, so we will continue talking to interested businesses and bringing tenants on board, but we think this is a very strong start.”

In addition to retail space, the renovated Aloha Tower Marketplace includes rooms for approximately 280 students in the Waterfront Loft residences on the second floor, as well as learning facilities and gathering places for the university and the community.

This Fall’s opening of the Aloha Tower Marketplace also coincides with HPU’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated in September.