It doesn’t matter what it is, when Hakeem Olajuwon is selling something, we’re buying.
Now, it turns out, The Dream is selling frozen yogurt. As our sister site Eater Houston reports, Hakeem is opening an outpost of froyo chain Red Mango at 9675 Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu. In announcing the franchise — which I’ve tried from its locations in DC, and it’s pretty darn tasty — Olajuwon said this (via the Chron):
"Quality of life is everything to me and it was important that I work with a brand that shares those same principles and values," Olajuwon said in an announcement. "Mont Belvieu is a rapidly growing community with a great opportunity for businesses of all kinds. We have listened to the community and it is clear to us that there is a demand for a yogurt café and juice bar."
Hakeem already owns a ton of real estate in Houston, some $100 million worth, but unless you’re a tenant in one of his buildings, it hasn’t been easy to mix your undying fandom with his business interests. The yogurt shop plans to open this spring, proving that Olajuwon’s business moves are just as deft as his bball moves: only chumps open froyo shops in the winter.