Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Buckhead restaurant, Justin’s shutters

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Manager lies to the AJC, claiming the restaurant only closed for renovations.

“It’s closed for renovations,” is an excuse Atlanta is becoming all too familiar with among restauranteurs hiding the imminent closure of their restaurants.

Justin’s, a 14-year old restaurant in Buckhead, is the latest perpetrator.

The restaurant, at 2200 Peachtree Road, closed its doors permanently Saturday, June 9, after its manager told the AJC it was slated for renovations and would eventually reopen.

So, the AJC went all old-school on us and decided to speak with a spokesperson for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group (BBWEG), Saturday.

The entertainment group, founded by Combs, confirmed with the AJC the restaurant will not reopen.

For the rest of the AJC’s thoughtful report, click here.