According to a local news station in Houston, Texas, Yao Ming’s restaurant has been shut down. Former NBA player Yao Ming played for the Houston Rockets and drew in a big crowd to their games. What he could not do was attract patrons to his restaurant, which was called Yao Restaurant and Bar. According to the news station, a sign was on the door that said: ”Closed due to non-payment of lease.”
Fans were asked about their opinion on the restaurant seemed to be a bit split. Some say that the restaurant was a great place to unwind and others say that the restaurant and bar just was not a hit due to the location. The location was actually recently bought by a group of investors that included NBA great Magic Johnson.
On the other hand, Yao Ming’s business partner stated that the center had nothing to do with the restaurant as a whole. He just let them use his name, but does not necessarily have any ownership in the business.