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Rockets' legend Hakeem Olajuwon set to open smoothie and juice bar in Mont Belvieu

Location set to open in spring of 2017

Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon

MONT BELVIEU, Texas – NBA Hall of Famer and Houston Rockets' legend Hakeem Olajuwon will open a Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie and Juice Bar in Mont Belvieu.

The store, located at 9675 Eagle Drive, will be co-branded with Nestle Toll House Café by Chip. The location is set to open in the spring of 2017.

Red Mango serves raw, ice-filtered juices and made-to-order cafe meals that are under 500 calories. It also offers frozen yogurt, fresh smoothies and parfaits.

Rudy Federico, director of franchise development for Red Mango, says he is excited to welcome Olajuwon to the Red Mango family. He added, "We look forward to working with him to build his business and offer the community of Mont Belvieu a perfect place to sit back, relax and dig in to a delicious variety of yogurts, smoothies, parfaits and fresh juices."

Olajuwon made his name in Houston by leading the Rockets to back-to-back NBA titles in the 90s. He also led the University of Houston to the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game in 1983 and 1984.