Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

It has been 11 years since Magic Johnson wowed fans as a professional basketball player. Now, he’s courting them in a different arena: a growing foodservice and entertainment empire made up of coffeehouses, restaurants and movie theaters.

Diagnosed in 1991 as HIV-positive, Johnson has devoted life after basketball to family, philanthropy and growing his business interests into the conglomerate it is today. Last June he partnered with Gaithersburg, Md.-based

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