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Q: Who are major sports figures that own businesses? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: Who are major sports figures that own businesses?
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: trinity-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 20 Jun 2006 07:18 PDT
Expires: 20 Jul 2006 07:18 PDT
Question ID: 739623
I need a simple list of sports figures who own businesses (any type),
to include: the name of the sports figure, the name of the business,
and the city in which the business is located.

For example:

Don Shula, Shula's Steak House, Miami and Chicago

I know for this example I've given, I listed two cities...and I know
there are 15 locations for Don Shula's Steak House(s).  I do not
expect your answer to contain every location if there are many- please
just list at least one city.

Thanks for your help!

Clarification of Question by trinity-ga on 20 Jun 2006 17:45 PDT
Good point!  I am interested in only the businesses that market to the
public, based on the strength of the person's name.  Thanks!

I'd like the major players- and I'm not sure how many that will be--
20 sounds like a good number!  If you come across many more than that,
let me know, and I'll make a decision on modifying the price for such
extra work.
Subject: Re: Who are major sports figures that own businesses?
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 20 Jun 2006 23:10 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Trinity,

Below you will find a list of 20 sports figures who own businesses. 

Amaré Stoudemire 
Stoudemire's Downtown 
Phoenix Arizona

Michael Jordan 
Michael Jordan's the Steakhouse N.Y.C.
23 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY 10017

Billy Bean
Mayya (Restaurant)
Lincoln Road in South Beach,  Florida

Ozzie Smith
Ozzie?s Restaurant & Sports Bar
St. Louis, MO

Dan Majerle
Majerle's Sports Grill 
24 N. 2nd St. 

Clyde Drexler 
Drexler's World Famous BBQ & Grill 
Houston, Texas

Yao Ming 
Yao Restaurant and Bar
Houston, Texax

Troy Aikman 
Troy Aikman Ford 
Dallas, TX

Reggie Williams

Kevin Grevey
Grevey's Restaurant and Sports Bar
8130 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church
Falls Church, VA 22042 
(703) 560-8530

Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Alexandria,  Va. 22314

George Starke
George Starke's Head Hog BBQ
Rockville, MD

Robert Porcher 
Co-owner and president of the Southern Hospitality Restaurant Group
- Seldom Blues
- Detroit's Breakfast House
- Grand City Grille 
- Sweet Georgia Brown


Arnold Palmer 
Arnold Palmer?s Restaurant
La Quinta, California

Jack Nicklaus

Nicklaus Golf Equipment 
7830 Byron Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33404
(800) 322-1872 * (561) 881-7981 * (561) 881-8214 Fax

Nicklaus Design
S. Highway One, Suite 500
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
phone: (561) 227-0300 
fax: (561) 227-0548

Nicklaus Design (Europe)
O.L.Vrouwstraat 173
3550 Heusden-Zolder
phone: (561) 227-0300 | fax: (561) 227-0548 

Nicklaus Design (Asia)
901 Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road
Central, Hong Kong
phone: 852-2869-9292 | fax: 852-2869-9266

Peggy Fleming
Olympic skating gold medalist Peggy Fleming and husband Greg Jenkins 
Fleming Jenkins Vineyards and Winery

Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery
Located at the Historic Novitiate Winery
300-A College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: (408) 358-4949
Fax: (408) 354-1432

Mario Andretti 
Andretti Winery
4162 Big Ranch Road
Napa, CA 94558
Open Daily: 10am - 5pm
Toll Free 888-460-8463 
or           707.261.1717
Fax: 707-259-6776

Ernie Els 
Ernie Els Wines
Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch
P. O. Box 7595
Stellenbosch 7599
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 881 3588
Fax: +27 (0)21 881 3688

David Frost

Frost Vineyards 
Tel: (407) 733-9463
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 869 8339
Fax: +2721869 8732
Frost Vineyards 
c/o Mark Christiansen
2821 W Hidden Lake Road 
Mequon, WI 53092-5300

David Lee 
Gravity Golf 
David Lee, 
Located in Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport

Gravity Golf® Schools
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Brooksville, Florida

Search terms used: 
Athlete and entrepreneur
Celebrity sports figures retail locations company OR store
Athlete opened a restaurant OR bar OR sports bar 

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
trinity-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great job!  This is helpful.  Thank you.

Subject: Re: Who are major sports figures that own businesses?
From: myoarin-ga on 20 Jun 2006 11:05 PDT
I suspect that a great many professional sports figures own a business
as a vehicle for their investments, sponsoring income, or the like.
Are you interested in these ("any type"), or are you asking about
businesses that serve  - sell to -  the public, marketing on the
strength of the person's name?

How many do you want as an answer?
Subject: Re: Who are major sports figures that own businesses?
From: thither-ga on 21 Jun 2006 20:32 PDT
Just to add to a very complete answer:

Magic Johnson's businesses (movie theaters, etc.) are huge.
Arnold Palmer has at least one Cadillac dealership and
don't forget about Dale Jarrett Ford.

Have a good day.
Subject: Re: Who are major sports figures that own businesses?
From: trinity-ga on 22 Jun 2006 06:28 PDT
To thither-ga,
Thanks for the additional info!  I REALLY appreciate it!  

Anyone else who would like to add others that they are familiar with- please do.
Subject: Re: Who are major sports figures that own businesses?
From: thither-ga on 22 Jun 2006 09:41 PDT
John Elway has a number of car dealerships in Colorado.
I believe there's a Don Shula golf club/resort in Florida.
There's a Mike Ditka restaurant.
Mickey Mantle's steakhouse.
Subject: Re: Who are major sports figures that own businesses?
From: thefuzz81-ga on 27 Jun 2006 14:07 PDT
Junior Seau's restaurant/giant cigar humidor in San Diego.

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