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After changing management in April 2016, J&J Bourbon Bar has officially closed.
The restaurant was just over two years old; it opened on the corner of N. Highland Ave. and St. Charles Place in July 2015.
Despite a desirable location, J&J Bourbon Bar appeared somewhat rudderless. Upon closing, a vinyl banner still hung in place of a more permanent sign over busy N. Highland Ave.
As noted previously by What Now Atlanta, the restaurant did not have a website or Facebook page until it was nearly a year old.
Positioned as a bourbon bar, J&J also operated as a hookah lounge and bagel shop.
Previously, the same space had been home to Belly’s General Store, known for its breakfast food. The highly visible location was once transformed into a bakery for the Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel movie Life As We Know It, released in 2010.
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