HPU welcomes The Old Spaghetti Factory to Aloha Tower
October 24, 2016
Hawaiʻi Pacific University brings the popular family restaurant to the downtown community; adds to the growing list of tenants at the iconic waterfront location
HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi Pacific University today announced that The Old Spaghetti Factory has signed a lease at Aloha Tower Marketplace, a vibrant community gathering space designed to serve students of Hawaiʻi Pacific University, local residents and visitors from around the world. The Old Spaghetti Factory has offered a unique family friendly dining experience and delicious Italian food for nearly 50 years.
“As we invest in the ongoing revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace as a community gathering space, we are pleased to welcome the Old Spaghetti Factory to our growing community of restaurants and retailers,” said Sam Moku, vice president for University Relations. “The Old Spaghetti Factory has been a beloved staple in Ward Warehouse for over 38 years and the restaurant will be a wonderful addition to the marketplace. We look forward to bringing more fun and exciting offerings to Downtown Honolulu.”
The Old Spaghetti Factory is a family owned restaurant started by Guss and Sally Dussin in Portland, Oregon in 1969. The restaurant will feature its signature décor, including antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall. Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory’s menu is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients.
“Downtown Honolulu, especially Aloha Tower Marketplace, is quickly emerging as a destination for dining and entertaining,” said Ryan Durrett, director of marketing for The Old Spaghetti Factory. “We look forward to continuing to share our love of spaghetti, tradition and good company with guests in Hawai’i at our future location.”
The Old Spaghetti Factory joins a dynamic mix of businesses including Nashville Waikiki, Gordon Biersch, Hooters, The CAB, Star of Honolulu, Barnes & Noble College, Palama Express, CrossFit Downtown Honolulu and nearly 300 university students living at the Waterfront Lofts. Aloha Tower Marketplace also serves as a venue for various corporate and social events, most recently joining forces with The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation adding a weekly Friday Farmers’ Market to the community space.