T.I. and Killer Mike are continuing their mission to give back to Atlanta communities by moving ahead with their previously announced plans to revitalize local restaurant Buckhead Seafood.
After purchasing the business in 2018 shortly after its original owner closed the doors, the duo announced plans to reopen in January 2020, just a couple of months before the COVID-19 pandemic forced closures across the globe. With life adjusting in the face of the new normal, the artists have decided it’s time to continue with their business plan for Bankhead Seafood.
According The Atlanta Business Chronicle, the rappers filed a building permit application with the city of Atlanta on Dec. 7, which would allow the space to undergo almost $2 million worth of renovations. In June, the pair filed a special administrative permit application with the Atlanta Department of City Planning, so it appears as if they’re making sure all is in proper order ahead of their yet-to-be-announced opening date.
Killer Mike excitedly shared the news on his Instagram page and made sure to give props to his wife Shay and their business partner, real estate broker and developer Krystal Tyler-Peterson, for helping to close the deal, as well as the Bankhead Seafood staff for their “grunt work.”
The business has been successfully running as a pop-up shop and food truck throughout the pandemic, and Killer Mike said that making the decision to take over so that its doors didn’t remain closed was a no-brainer for him.
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