Justin's

Diddy Closes Atlanta Restaurant Justin's


(AllHipHop News) Sean “Diddy” Combs has closed his Atlanta restaurant Justin’s, after 14 years of business.

A representative for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group confirmed the restaurant’s closing to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The restaurant was closed so Diddy can “pursue other business ventures in music, television, fashion, fragrance and spirits.”

Diddy opened the Atlanta Justin’s in 1998, just one year after the flagship New York restaurant launched.

The New York restaurant also closed it’s doors, in September of 2007.

Diddy named the restaurant after his eldest son Justin Combs.

  • anagypsy

    how sad the news but one door closes and opens another better. Always positive. With new projects. Many successes, Di! A GIANT KISS

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    ATL continues to die

    • ATL been dead dont get it twisted…lol mainstream hiphop makes you think that atlanta is some relevant place, but it really is just a bunch of country bumpkins thinking they could rap and sell drugs on the side and rap about it like every other rapper from the south..and florida as a whole is literally the united states asscrack..filthy

  • J.

    too many gays down there for me–i aint got nothing against’em –but  they can have that ATL shit—

    • stillwinnin

       A story about a restaurant closing and u think some gaystuff? see whats on your mind. Atl aint even near the top 5 in the ranking you think about in 2012. that was years ago. Unless your in 1 small side of town called midtown that aint a concern.  But i been to those other cities out there and i see why u jealous.

  • www.youtubedaily.com

    ciroc

  • timwest1000

    The money comes quicker when you kill em off with liquor. ANNABELLE LWIN FROM BOW WOW WOW WANTS HER SWAG AND WHOLE IMAGE BACK FROM CASSIE PLEASE. Never seems to amaze me how people just jack a persons whole persona and rock it like their own!

  • Jim Beam

    “The restaurant was closed so Diddy can pursue other business ventures in music, television, fashion, fragrance and spirits.”…. Ummm, wasn’t he involved in all of that stuff BEFORE his restaurants. Why insult peoples intelligence with such bullshit ? Just say that it wasn’t doing well.

    • TruthHurtsDontIt

      I swear i was bout to type that same $hit.  He’s had a career of ghostwriters but couldn’t get one to come up wit a better excuse than that?

    • sixxnine32

      Actually from an insiders perpective just to let ya’ll know the restaurant was doing just fine. Diddy never really cared about that restaurnat unless it was to be in some ad spot or paint him in a positve light. Thats the reaseon why it closed because he could care less about whats was going on there as long as his mama and his baby mama(s) could get food and drinks whenever they wanted.Unfortunately, several years of these bad ass business tactics came to bite him in the ass down the road. the messed up part is that they didnt prepare the staff for anything. they came in to work one day and they next they find out they they no longer have a job. Talk about messed up. these are peoples lives and well beings that he is playing with and didnt even have the courtesy to give them warning. If that doesnt testify to what he really thinks about his employees i dont know what does. Diddy is a corporate machine that will devour anything is his way and could care less about the casualties that are left over. im not hating on anyone, especially a minority, getting money but at what costs??!

  • TROYTHABARBER

    you are crazy if you think atl is not a relavant place and as far as the gay people it just as many gay everywhere… atl is one of the best places to be as a black person…. but you wouldnt know that cause all you watch is videos… its alot more to the south than music…. and this is coming from a cat from harlem,ny

  • NEWSKULL

    Whatever Diddy!… At least turn it into a CIROC retail store

  • stillwinnin

    Some of yall are comin off as jealous of Atl.  You sure have emotions regarding a “dead” city. No one has cares enough to get mad at your city cause your too lame to matter. I see through yall. To the real real recognize real. To the losers we gon keep stompin on yall. HaHa. I know we killin it right now in reality just like for decades.

  • thaGOD83

    google ron burkle, and guess who , the REAL owner of SEan john, “diddy” doesnt own that nor Ciroc, dude gets an annual salary, same thing for JAY z, dude doesnt really own anything… they are like “lady eluise” in boomerang, nothing more than faces whom control nothing about the company, they are used to market these products to “us” his all of this worth 400 million is a lie, and meech put them on blast, these dudes cant go and take out 200 mill or even 20 mill if they wanted to, jay z signed the biggest 360 deal ever, meaning live nation owns his image, likeness etc..he was only paid 100 mill over 10 years…these dudes are FRONTS, and the forbes crap is only designed to make more “in awe” fans spend more money, but their money is regulated, meaning they cant own things like, their own bottled water, homogonized milk plant, things that the world need like the so called “:elite do” justins was the investment that he had his hands in the most, and look at it, these dudes front so tough, the last dude honestly to make majority of his money was master p, and like he said no1 wille ver do it..yea no limit clothing didnt gross as much as sean joh/roc, but he owned 100%, his music, 85%x75 mill, sports agent, he and urban works made over 25 mill with “im bout it” the dude from ny that really gets paper, and folks gonna hate, is 50, he really made 50 mill in a year, the last to do it, and guess whom he toured with early on, and got game from, P…too many dudes fronting i.e.  baby, puff, jay…but P and 50 are really taking home the bread, not net worth, network worth meaning money made for every1, i respect 50 out of all so called CEO’s in ny and P more than any southern CEO

    •  what difference does it make? they eatin……..

    • rep87

      You on point with your information Master P the only one in the game who was in control his music bizness ventures movies , clothing line ,cell phone bizness as well ! 50 made the only other money moves that nettted him hugh profits , every one else loan their name the difference is once you not hot the calls will stop Master P was in control 50 is in control bizness deals

      •  Puffs owns all BadBoy Masters not white man and was the last black man to own his masters since Berry Gordy…. Master P, 50… im sure you know more the Forbes

    • Burkle’s investments and transactions include:
      Sold Dominick’s chain to Safeway in 1998 for over $200 million in profits;Owns 20.7% stake in Americold Realty Trust;Leveraged buyouts of Jurgensen’s, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, and Ralphs supermarket chains, and sold to Kroger for $13.5 billion;Signed Fleming as sole food supplier to Kmart;Majority stake in Pathmark grocery stores;Cyrk, the former Beanie Baby promotion agency;Merged Alliance Entertainment with Source Interlink;Invested $100 million in Sean Combs’s (P. Diddy) Sean John clothing line;Purchased Enthusiast Media publications and assets of Primedia for $1.2 billion;

      Hate much? All that crap you just took the time to type was just that. CRAP. Ron Burkle is an investor in Diddy’s enterprises. Burkle doesnt own them, Diddy does. If youre an invester in something I own, I still own it, moron. Why did you take the time to try and disparage another Black man? How about you go out and get your own and be happy for others that are eating well. This whole blog is a bunch of folks hating on each other for what that person has. Its disgusting. Me? I make a smooth 6 figures a year, but I couldnt care less about what anyone else has, as Im too busy enjoying what Ive got. I guess if you dont work to have anything, you get on blogs and talk smack about folks that are enjoying life. Do better!

      • An investor isn’t going to give you $100 million and not expect something in return. If Ron Burkle put up that much bread to help start Sean John, you had better believe he owns a nice chunk of that company. This is basic FinanceInvesting 101, bruh.

      •  He’s an investor and owns a small % and has no say or controlling intrest.. and every one knows that Ciroc was out and not making money until Puff came in and now owns 50%… At one point SJ was making over $350mill per year dude been got his money and some… I got a BA in Business but you can also tune into Shark Tank… But Puff owns all his stuff

      • You don’t honestly believe that Burkle’s investment firm gave Diddy $100 million out of the kindness of their hearts, do you? That’s not the way it works. You should know that. And as far as Ciroc, Diddy currently receives 50% of the company’s profit but he owns 0% of the actual company. Look it up. He’s getting his money and taking care of his family, though. I’m not mad at that.

      •  Right on Chris. The Hip-Hop business is a hoax. I am not mad of those taking opportunity. But in fact  Diddy, Jay, etc don’t own their businesses. They are all owned by investors. Diddy at least started his ventures by himself. Jay from the beginning was just the face, nothing else. Diddy does not own Ciroc. He gets a paycheck. Ciroc is a french owned Vodka manufacturer, that teamed up with Diddy representing the brand.

        A lot of this was done to kill black entreprising. During the 2nd half of the nineties black enterprise took over the fashion world. People like FUBU, Karl  Kani, Ralph Reynolds took over. So corporate investors started Rocawear and Invested into Sean John, Phat Farm. To rais the stake, made it hard for small black enterprises to get mainstream attention. All HipHop magazines preferred an 4 pages add by Rocawear that was well paid for than giving Joe nobody free advertising. Its not racism. Its just those people with money like to keep the money in their hands.

  • diddy extra suppa duppa lame lolllllllllllllllllll upstate ass neggas swear they gettn attention yall been dun played after BIG died lollllllllll

    •  yep….you dont get out much

  • Jay

    maybe he does need the scholarship after all…

  • ill be dam if NEW YORK aint the most dusty stankiest fucked places in amerika lollllllll

  • wondering wut fat ass BIGG POPPA a look like wit dreds hahahahhhhahahah

  • bigdoe6

    I like Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles better anyway. Gladys had better food. Every time i go to ATL that place has a long line outside. Justin’s just didn’t have good food. I ate there before and i wasn’t impressed.

    • black_messiah9000

      What did people expect honestly? that restaurant was just all hype just like the guy who opened it.

      •  Most restaurants open and close after 3 years, 14 is great… Most artist are in the game for 3-5 years he been in 20plus….Hype dont last that long

      • black_messiah9000

        Hype will last as long as it’s tolerated, it’s hype. Thats how it works. Anybody with half a brain knows that Diddy does things for the grandure and notary. He lacks sustenance in anything he does. Look at his track record of repeated failures after Biggie Smalls past. Biggie made Bad Boy hot not Diddiy. You think people would lie about not having a good meal somewhere? I don’t think so, even if they didn’t like the guy and the food was good then thats what people would say. But most people said otherwise. His business ventures are and have always been self-serving.

  • Biba Adams

    I’m sorry to hear that Justin’s is closing… the food was great. The ambiance was awesome…they had a great band on Friday nights. After 14 years, Justin’s was an Atlanta staple and a lot of good times went down there for a lot of people.

  • thuglifefukdapolice

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    • MrTroyMercy

      Homie. , wtf are you trying to say ???????? I. Really want to smack the hell out of all of your english teachers …commas and periods are your friends homeboy….this crap almost made my eyes. Bleed!

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    • Mr Madd Havikk

       Punctuation. That’s all.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        WAT U KNO BOUT MAC N NIGGA THIS DA NET U TYPE AS U PLEASE

    • MrTroyMercy

      Who taught you ENGLISH Your SPANISH TEACHER ??? SMH. NO BEEF GET YOUR INTERNET THUGGING ON!

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        LOL THAT WAS FUNNY 

  • atlantahiphopshop

    I LIV IN ATLANTA AND WHEN JUSTINS FIRST OPENED PEOPLE COMPLAINED ABOUT HOW THE FOOD TASTED, SAID IT WAS PLAIN. ONLY TOURIST REALLY CARED ABOUT IT. CHEESECAKE FACTORY WAS THE REAL SPOT. ATL IS GAY NOW. WASNT BACK WHEN IT WAS HOTLANTA AND PAC LIVED HERE THOUGH. IT DIED WHEN THEY GOT A LITTLE TASTE OF MONEY AND FAME. SMH

    • The food there actually got a little better over time, but it was expensive as hell!!

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  • “The restaurant was closed so Diddy can “pursue other business ventures in music, television, fashion, fragrance and spirits.”….Translation
    It doesn’t make enough $$$.

  • toreal

    New York people can’t cook the way they do down south.  People want real southern cooking. Not the fake.

  • johnblacksad

    ate there once and liked it… 

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  • WHHHHAAAATTT??!!!! Wow that was nice little spot to take a female!! A bit pricey, and it was on Peachtree St in weird location!!! But still a cool place!!

  • Awww this sucks. I went there on a first date last time I was in da A

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