Rapper T.I. Opening Restaurant in 'Landmark' Downtown Building

Hip hop artist reveals plans for 'upscale Southern' concept.

[UPDATE (Jan. 7, 2015): T.I.'s forthcoming restaurant will be called Scales 925, a spokesperson shared exclusively with What Now Atlanta (WNA) in an email Wednesday. Scales' website has yet to be developed but the restaurant's Facebook page is live. Developing...]

Atlanta-born rapper T.I. (Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.) in a press release Tuesday announced plans to open an "upscale Southern" restaurant downtown.

The hip hop artist acquired the space formerly occupied by Vibe Restaurant and Lounge, at 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., for conversion into the undisclosed concept.

"Historic Downtown Atlanta will be home to T.I.’s first restaurant venture," according to the announcement.

"The renovation and refurbishing process of the landmark property is well underway, as plans for the new upscale Southern cuisine restaurant unfolds."

A company spokesperson told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in a telephone interview Tuesday additional details will be shared within "the coming weeks."

Hip hop artists Ludacris and Sean 'Diddy' Combs both had Atlanta restaurants that have since shuttered (Straits and Justin's). Can T.I. go from rapper to restauranteur? Leave your thoughts in the comments!