It’s been over a year since Atlanta said goodbye to Bankhead Seafood. The Black-owned restaurant’s doors were open for 50 years before shuttering. Now, thanks to ATL rap legends T.I. and Killer Mike, Bankhead Seafood is getting a second lease on life.
“We’ve been around the world, we’ve had a lot of fun, but essentially we’re two kids from the Westside,” Mike told local Atlanta news affiliate WSBTV. “We grew up seeing black ownership in our community, and we felt like if the city was going to develop, we should have some ownership stake.”
The rappers acquired the business last year in a move that includes the restaurant name, location, trademark and recipes. You can read more about Bankhead Seafoods second lease on life by visiting our sister website, TravelCoterie.