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Confirmed: Justin’s Restaurant closed

Earlier this week we reported that  Sean “Diddy” Combs’ restaurant, Justin’s, was rumored to close today. The restaurant’s general manager, Solomon Fornie, denied the closure was permanent, instead indicating that the restaurant would undergo renovations for a short period before reopening.

Today, we received word from a spokesperson for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group (BBWEG), founded by Combs, confirming rumors that the 14-year-old restaurant will not reopen.

According to the statement, BBWEG closed Justin’s Restaurant in order to pursue “other business ventures in music, television, fashion, fragrance and spirits.” The company, however, says it is “actively exploring business opportunities in Atlanta” and promises “to have a strong presence in the region.”

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

25 comments Add your comment

Tamia

June 9th, 2012
11:41 am

I liked Justins enough but it was something about it that i knew it would not last! I love Ditty and I know he is on to new things. I hate this for Atlanta though. I love our Celebrity owned spots!

Edward

June 9th, 2012
11:46 am

Where will the weekend shootings and gang beatings take place, now? The police can now get a break, too, since they won’t have to swarm the parking lot.

Good riddance to this place, it was a blight on the neighborhood every weekend.

Christie

June 9th, 2012
12:01 pm

@ Edward – Can we all strive for a day with no negative comments that are not directly correlated with the actual “business”? Criticize the food, the management or what have you but let’s not turn this into a thug centered post. Not saying the restaurant hasn’t attracted its share of hooligans but so have other establishments. Happy Saturday everyone!

Aquagirl

June 9th, 2012
12:03 pm

Jeez, they couldn’t even close without an attention-seeking dramafest. Good riddance. And way to take the bait, AJC.

jimmy

June 9th, 2012
12:05 pm

I saw some ill shouting matches and bass-off’s go down once at the Quinones parking lot.

Shell

June 9th, 2012
12:05 pm

Well said Christie!!!!!

Pam

June 9th, 2012
12:08 pm

I went there in the begninning and the food was good and the service was pretty good too. But for the menu items offered the prices were outrageous. That’s why people quit going.Just because you’re Puff Daddy doesn’t mean people will be pay $25 for your meatloaf.

SWAT Native

June 9th, 2012
12:11 pm

It lasted 14 years. That’s a lifetime in the restaurant business.

Bama

June 9th, 2012
12:18 pm

These Comments are hilarious. Thanks.

Neet

June 9th, 2012
12:34 pm

I agree Christie! Happy Saturday to you as well….enjoy!

John Kessler

June 9th, 2012
12:39 pm

Folks – I don’t want to spend my Saturday afternoon patrolling this blog for racist remarks and crass, hateful generalizations. So I’m cutting comments on this post. Why don’t you all just go out and enjoy this pretty day, or look up the word “melanin” in the dictionary, but just don’t come back here. Thanks, John Kessler

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