Hawaii Pacific University announced Thursday that a growing list of retail tenants are moving forward with leases that will bring their businesses to Hawaii Pacific University’s revitalized Aloha Tower Marketplace, scheduled to open this fall.
Country-and-western bar Nashville Waikiki 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.
The HPU college bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble College, will also be a prominent presence at the Marketplace.
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.