Over the weekend rumors were running rampant that Sean Comb's landmark Justin's Restaurant was closing its doors. The AJC finally confirmed the rumor yesterday. But rumors have swirled for years that Justin's was closing down.

Justin's restaurant was never really profitable in the 14 years since it opened to much fanfare on Peachtree Road in midtown. Rumor had it that Combs was just a minority owner who fronted for the real owners of the restaurant.

Justin's business really took a hit when V-103 Morning Show co-host Frank Ski opened his popular restaurant a block away from Justin's last year. Franks Ski's was the nail in the coffin for Justin's Restaurant as the Frank's eatery attracted celebrities and other VIPs.

Combs opened the restaurant in 1998 when he and his family maintained homes and a presence in the Atlanta area. Combs and Kim Porter's children attended private schools in Atlanta.

Porter moved to California when local socialite Sarah Chapman gave birth to Combs' first daughter.

Justin's restaurant's namesake, Justin Dior Combs, made headlines last week when he graduated from high school amid angry reports that his $54,000 free ride to UCLA could have gone to someone less fortunate.

From AJC Food and More blog:

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

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    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI FeFe Feminine

      :coffee:

    • Xena68

      Oh darn and I never got to eat there :tea:

    • Bibi

      :tea:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      oh dahrnnit man! missed my chance to experience pshiddy's eatery. poor me :coffee:

    • charleybrown

      Another one bites the dust..........

    • YSoSrs

      Devastated. :coffee:

    • GAGIRL87

      Bout time :coffee:

      Sandra do you like Spondivits? It's alright wayyyy to overrated Joes Crab Shack is better :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      i was a fool for adam levine back in their "she will be loved days". now, not so much. music yes. him, no

      same with john mayer. he came with that BS in playgirl mag abt his wanker not responding to blk girls :rollseyes:

      yeah i know i brought that convo from downstairs :coffee:

    • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

      What? After all those times I never went?!!! :mad: That will be the last resturant I pretend I may go to one day before they close...

    • lovezoe

      Am I the only one seeing the woo hoo guy on the mobile app?

    • missmiami

      :mad: aint been to ATL in forever. Too bad :coffee:

    • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

      GAGIRL87 says:

      Bout time

      Sandra do you like Spondivits? It’s alright wayyyy to overrated Joes Crab Shack is better
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      I'll Take Joe's ova Sponny's antyday... unless it a dude I don't care particularly for... then I will go there half eat and let him pay...

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI FeFe Feminine

      @Fayla

      :lol: yeah those comments John Mayer made were just not necessary....it's cool that he doesn't like black chicks, but the WAY he put it was just soooo off-putting to me...

    • candibfly

      oh ok :shrugs:

    • Vanguard Reese

      I heard the food wasn't all that anyway. It probably stayed in business this long off of his name. But I heard there was another rapper's restaurant in ATL that wasn't doing so well either.

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :rofl: @WUT
      hey suga! :waves: <---Justin's menu

    • FuturedocDonte

      That box perm :no:

    • GAGIRL87

      12

      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      GAGIRL87 says:

      Bout time

      Sandra do you like Spondivits? It’s alright wayyyy to overrated Joes Crab Shack is better
      ————————
      I’ll Take Joe’s ova Sponny’s antyday… unless it a dude I don’t care particularly for… then I will go there half eat and let him pay…
      ____________________________________________________________________

      You are a mess :lol: I can't stand them daymn airplane noises :mad:

    • GAGIRL87

      Vanguard Reese says:

      I heard the food wasn’t all that anyway. It probably stayed in business this long off of his name. But I heard there was another rapper’s restaurant in ATL that wasn’t doing so well either.
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      You talking about Luda's restaurant??? :coffee:

    • Vanguard Reese

      @GA, yup.

      Ummm Spondivits sounds like some type of disease.

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Fefe ok?! he's just a douchebag period tho :coffee:

    • sdsthomas

      I love Frank Ski's spot. The food is great!

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      Just had a chicken ceasar wrap and clam chowder. I sheepy now!

      :zzz:

    • Iheart

      Aww damn and I was just thinking about going there next week :coffee:

    • GAGIRL87

      Vanguard Reese says:

      @GA, yup.

      Ummm Spondivits sounds like some type of disease
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      :lol: they mainly sell seafood and steaks it's right by the ATL aiport...

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      And I swear one night I tried to have all the shots on Spondivits menu. Bish just drunk walking down Bobby Brown PKWY!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEureObx87M JMO

      Sean Combs has weird knuckles :think:

    • GAGIRL87

      FuturedocDonte says:

      That box perm

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      I'm convinced Diddy isn't the papa :no:

    • Ms. Everything

      :shrugs: most celeb restaurants don't last so the fact that he held onto this one for 14 years (not including the one in NY) :thumbsup:

    • Eazy

      Looks like Adam Rodriguez could be the daddy boss :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI FeFe Feminine

      GAGIRL87 says:

      FuturedocDonte says:

      That box perm

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      I’m convinced Diddy isn’t the papa :no:

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      :rofl: you ain't right! but yeah, Justin looks JUST like his mother... :)

    • Vanguard Reese

      @GA, yeah I've heard of it before. But still that ish sounds like some type of mouth disease lol

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      Sean can't deny ANY of his kids. :no:

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      His restaurant lasted for a while tho for a celebrity. Frank Ski is big on food, wine and customer service so I know that he is going to do everything to make this work.

    • brownskin A.K.A Creamy

      Frank food aint all that either, he just got free promotion :coffee:

    • Ms. Everything

      @Fay I still fvck with John Meyes. I :heart: him even after the unfortunate Playboy interview

    • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

      Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

      @WUT
      hey suga! <—Justin's menu
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      :hug: Hey my Bay Baaaayyyyeee!!!

    • KDub

      According to the statement, BBWEG closed Justin’s Restaurant in order to pursue “other business ventures in music, television, fashion, fragrance and spirits.”
      --------------------------------------------------
      Translation: Imma finda fool who wants to cut ONE album, Imma find me another role like I had in "Raisin In the Sun", Imma hawk these Sean John clothes and cologne nobody gives a fawk about... and Imma sell that Ciroc!

      SUKKAS.

    • GAGIRL87

      @ FeFe you lying he don't look like her either :nono: , he looks like his REAL deddy (Al B Sure) :yes:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      GAGuhl! :danban: <---stanky leg

      what's been up witcha?

    • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

      GAGIRL87 says:

      12

      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      GAGIRL87 says:

      Bout time

      Sandra do you like Spondivits? It’s alright wayyyy to overrated Joes Crab Shack is better
      ————————
      I’ll Take Joe’s ova Sponny’s antyday… unless it a dude I don’t care particularly for… then I will go there half eat and let him pay…
      ____________________________________________________________________

      You are a mess I can’t stand them daymn airplane noises
      ---------------
      GUUURRRRLLL!!! :rolleyes: over it!!! It was the cool shyt to go for a hot minute then... meh... :coffee:

    • GAGIRL87

      MzDimplez1123 says:

      Sean can’t deny ANY of his kids.

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      He most def can deny that one, something in that milk ain't clean :no:

      Know the baby boy he had with Kim looks just like him :yes:

    • Eazy

      AL B sure fathered two of Seans "sons" Let me find out Diddy got men on the payroll for special duties when he not home :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI FeFe Feminine

      GAGIRL87 says:

      @ FeFe you lying he don’t look like her either :nono: , he looks like his REAL deddy (Al B Sure) :yes:

      __________

      :kona: #messy

    • Eazy

      :rofl:

    • KDub

      Just had a chicken ceasar wrap
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      Any reason you said that?

      Any?

      Cause you KNNNNNNNNNNOW Imma HFTA ask...

      (hops up on table) What da fawk was in dat chicken wrap?????

    • GAGIRL87

      40

      Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

      GAGuhl! <—stanky leg

      what's been up witcha?

      ________________________________________________________________

      Nothing boo what's goody with you? I know we got a LOT OF rain this weekend thanks to FL :lol:

    • NaijaGal

      John Mayer's Continumm :love: :love: 'Daughters' :heart: best song ever

      OT: restaurants come and go...he had a good run #OnToTheNext

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      :whistle:
      Grilled chicken, fresh lettuce, ceasar dressing, croutons wrapped up in a tasty tortillaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Wut you ain't lying

      Have you tried Glady's Knight Chicken and Waffles yet?

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Ms. Everything says:

      @Fay I still fvck with John Meyes. I :heart: him even after the unfortunate Playboy interview

      oh i LUBS his music still. cant help it, he's super talented! :heart:

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Fefe come back out of that kona :mad:

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      The chicken at Gladys' place is good but I can make my own eggos at home in the toaster!! :coffee:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ GA...Think Justin is a mixture of both his parents. Look at his bone structure and face shape, ALL Diddy. :yes:

    • KDub

      tasty tortillaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!
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      Fugg you yo...cause I KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW you said that ish like Asia Star.

      :rofl: I GOT TEARS........

    • YSoSrs

      <---Still loves John Mayer. :shrugs:

    • Ms. Everything

      :cosign: @Dimpz I see Diddy all up and through Justin. I think it's the skin color that throws people off :shrugs:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEureObx87M JMO

      Kdub!!!! Lawd I watched that Asia Star youtube video one day when you mentioned it and I was lurking ... gurllllllll :rofl: :rofl:

    • I Go There

      YSoSrs says:

      <—Still loves John Mayer
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      Me too...

    • GAGIRL87

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      gypsyeyes says:

      The chicken at Gladys’ place is good but I can make my own eggos at home in the toaster!!
      ______________________________________________________________

      Dang thanks for letting me know I WILL NOT be stopping by Mrs Glady's place :no:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ Ms. Everything. I totally agree. :yes:

    • Gigi26

      Justin's in NY was garbage also so this isn't a shocker.

    • KyCakes

      @IGO Sir what is that in your gravi? :thinking:

    • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

      Just like AsiaStar Hun-Tea whilst holding that nut azz pose!!!

    • FuturedocDonte

      gypsyeyes says:

      Grilled chicken, fresh lettuce, ceasar dressing, croutons wrapped up in a tasty tortillaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!
      _______________________________________________
      :dead:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      GAGuhl i'm just glad i aint have to take an ark to work. feel like it rained 40 days and 40 nights round here :lol:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      DIMPZ! :yahoo:
      how u doin brutafah?!?!?

    • pointhimout

      never been and never had an interest in going. being seen and out to see aint all that it's cracked up to be.

    • KDub

      Just like AsiaStar Hun-Tea whilst holding that nut azz pose!!!
      ----------------------------------------------------------
      Got my face fuggin IRKED. :rofl:

      @JMO that was @Gyp's azz that brung Asia Star azz up that day and my daughter is who turned me on to Asia. SHEW. I done watched them all now. The funniest one was...how the FUGG did Ray J get plural Bentley's...off of One Lonely Azz Wish?

      :casket:

    • I Go There

      KyCakes says:

      @IGO Sir what is that in your gravi
      _______________________________________

      Ray allen
      paul pierce

      Cheerleading

    • KyCakes

      I Go There says:

      KyCakes says:

      @IGO Sir what is that in your gravi
      _______________________________________

      Ray allen
      paul pierce

      Cheerleading
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      :thinking: They were feeling a little Derek J-ish, huh?

      #Unfortunate

    • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

      GAGIRL87 says:

      @ Wut you ain’t lying

      Have you tried Glady’s Knight Chicken and Waffles yet?
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      Yes ma'am I went twice and had two different experiences... The first time the chicken breast was fresh and juicy and the waffle fresh and still a little crisp.. yuuummmy with the syrup and butta... second time... Breast so dry, I coughed and swore I saw sand fly out my mouth... so I have be debating on whether to do a tie breaker or just not waste my money. Is the one by the hospital downtown the only one?

    • Ms. YaYa

      Ummm What's is that in your gravi @ Wut..I thought it was Lil Jon WHAAAT!

    • Ms. YaYa

      ooops ***What is that in ur gravi

    • Crickett

      @Sandra, Kim lived in Inman Park were her boys went to APS schools, Morningside and Grady

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gGqaUA78I datsmdubya2u

      why are people so gleeful that another black business has folded?

      keep giving your money to the olive garden, red lobster and chilli's.

      :no:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ Crickett: Actually, Kim Porter lived in Buckhead and her sons attended private schools in Buckhead. Her oldest boy attended a private school right down the street from where I used to live in Buckhead. I know that for a fact.