Celebrity Businesses You Can Visit

Celebrities may be known for creating clothing lines, fragrances, and makeup. However these are different, ranging from general stores to high end New York clubs, these celebs do it all. What makes this list fun is the ability to hop into one of these locations with the chance of meeting the celebrity owner themselves.

Goop – Gweneth Paltrow

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Year started: 2008
About Gweneth Paltrow launched Goop with the intent of organizing her travel recommendations, recipes, and shopping finds. With the help of experts in their field, she answers your questions in areas such as health and fitness. Since growing from a weekly newsletter, she now has three shops with also frequent pop-ups.
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Marshfield Hills General Store- Steve Carrell

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Year bought: 2008
About: Steve Carrell went from running a paper company on “The Office” to now a general store in Marshfield. The store is filled with food items and products such as mugs and t-shirts.
Locations: Marshfield, MA

Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet – Mark Wahlberg

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Year started: 2018
About The 70,000 sqft dealership is now owned by actor and entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg as of 2018. With the dealership’s solid reputation and its location in Columbus, OH; it was an opportunity that Mark could not pass up.
Locations: Columbus, OH

Pump – Lisa Vanderpump

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Year started: 2014
About: Pump is just one of many restaurants that the Real Housewives star owns. In 2014, she bought the spot for the restaurant, which took three times as long to open, says Lisa. The restaurant is marketed as an elegant, sexy place in which to eat and enjoy West Hollywood.
Locations: West Hollywood, CA

Waltons fancy and staple – Sandra Bullock

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Year started: 1969
About: Starting as a small florist in 1969, is now a deli in the heart of downtown Austin. Sandra Bullock has let the great reviews speak for themselves and doesn’t use her name for visitors.
Locations: Austin, TX

SJP collection – Sarah Jessica Parker

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Year started: 2014
About: SJP is a shoe brand that was started by actress Sarah Jessica Parker and the previous CEO of Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemus. Since then the brand has introduced fragrances as well as multiple store openings.
Locations: New York, Canada, Las Vegas, Maryland, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Minnesota

Dollywood – Dolly Parton

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Year started: 1961
About: Dolly Parton joined the Herschend Brothers; which had been owning the theme park since 1977. In 1986, the park was renamed after the star herself as “Dollywood.” Since then, the park has become one of the top 50 most-attended theme parks globally.
Locations: Pigeon Forge, TN

Draper James – Reese Witherspoon

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Year started: 2013
About: The actress started the clothing brand Draper James to pay tribute to her southern heritage and grandparents. The brand offers affordable contemporary style through its online store and four retail locations
Locations: Nashville, TN, Dallas, TX, Lexington, KY, Atlanta, GA

Nobu – Robert De Niro

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Year started: 1994
About: Since co-founding the first Nobu restaurant in 1994, has since grown into 48 restaurants globally. Along with the restaurants, De Niro and his co-founders Nobuyuko Matsuhisa and Meir Teper own eight luxury hotels.
Locations: 39

Wahlburgers- Mark Wahlberg

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Year started: 2011
About: The restaurant chain is owned by chef Paul Walhberg and his brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg. The restaurant appeared on its own television series that was on for ten seasons.
Locations: 38

Spin – Susan Sarandon

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Year started: 2009
About: Ping pong enthusiast actress Susan Sarandon has opened 7 locations with partners Jonathan Bricklin and Franck Raharinosy. Locations include 14 ping pong tables as well as a lounge and restaurant.
Locations: New York, Chicago, San Fransisco, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Austin.

Rays – Justin Theroux

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Year started: 2019
About: The actor opened a cocktail bar by the name of Ray’s in 2019. The western-style bar has pool tables as well as beer and cocktails till 2 am.
Locations: New York

Swan Bar Bevy – Pharrell

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Year started 2018
About: The massive 13,000 sq ft restaurant offers global cuisine by French Chef Jean Lambert. Pharrell Williams is partners with Jean, as well as Miami mogul, David Grutman.
Locations: Miami

FGL House – Florida Georgia Line

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Year started: 2017
About: The 4 level restaurant was started by the band Florida Georgia Line. The restaurant is in the heart of Nashville and everything you could want in having a fun night out with friends.
Locations: Nashville, TN

Chicken + Beer – Ludacris

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Year started: 2016
About: The Atlanta airport restaurant took three years to come together, led by Ludacris himself. The menu features classics such as chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits.
Locations: Atlanta

Laughing man coffee shop – Hugh Jackman

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Year started: 2011
About: Inspired from a trip to Ethiopia in 2009; is where the idea for the coffee shop came to mind. During the trip, he met a coffee farmer by the name of Dukale. The young man was struggling to get his family out of poverty. Inspired by this, Hugh Jackman wanted to create a coffee shop that donates 100% of its profits to doing good. The funds go to helping educational programs, community development, and social entrepreneurs around the world.
Locations: New York

40 / 40 club – Jay Z

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Year started: 2003
About: The 12,000 sq ft club was opened by Jay Z and his business partner Juan Perez.
Locations: New York

Joanne Trattoria – Lady gaga

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Year started: 2012
About: The parents of Lady Gaga opened up this family-style Italian restaurant in New York.
Locations: New York

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