The opening of Aloha Tower Marketplace in 1994 made Honolulu Harbor the only place in the nation to combine a visitor attraction, shops and restaurants, and a working commercial harbor facility. Architects carefully designed the Marketplace to complement its beautiful location, complete with waterfront green roof tiles and a ship deck replica food court. In addition, "territorial-style" architecture reminiscent of Honolulu in the 1930s and 1940s is showcased throughout. Exhilarating sunset ocean views, the hottest in Hawaii entertainment, divine cuisine, and superb shopping draws locals and visitors alike to this lively Marketplace by the sea. Most stores in the Marketplace showcase merchandise made in Hawaii, and although you'll find some national restaurant chains (think Starbucks and Subway), most eateries here offer exciting local and international cuisine.