People: Oct. 4, 1999

AIR'S NOT THERE

Maybe Michael Jordan wouldn't have retired if he had known it would come to this. Six years after his eponymous restaurant opened in Chicago, it is being renamed, and redesigned, to honor the city's latest athletic hero, Cubs player SAMMY SOSA. The restaurant's owners (Jordan is not among them) claim business has abated since the former MVP is no longer on the court and only rarely at a table. New figurehead Sosa has agreed to dine regularly on the premises, which when they are officially rechristened next year, will feature Caribbean cuisine and a statue of the home-run...

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