Killer Mike and T.I. are re-opening an old restaurant in their neck of the woods. The two Atlanta-born rappers bought Bankhead Seafood Co. in 2018 to revamp the space. The new spot is expected to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Atlanta when it opens within the next year.\nNarcity reached out to Noel Khalil, a friend and business partner of Atlanta rap legends Clifford Harris (T.I.) and Mike Render (Killer Mike), to get the inside scoop about the new and improved Bankhead Seafood Co. in Grove Park, expected to open within the next 12 to 14 months.\nNoel, founder and principal of Columbia Residential LLC, is part of the team behind the reconstruction of the seafood eatery.\nNoel told Narcity that he met Mike and T.I. at a meeting for Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms’ Housing Task Force. They have since had interesting discussions, leading to a friendship and business partnership.\nIn terms of the inspiration behind the re-opening, Noel says that "T.I. and Mike are excited about giving back to the community that has given so much to them," he says.\n"They grew up, went to school, and thrived in that community so they are invested in seeing it redevelop back to a thriving neighborhood where people come together."\nView this post on Instagram Just now getting my food A post shared by Rodney Pinkney (@rodneyep) on Mar 25, 2016 at 2:16pm PDT\nThe team also seeks to influence the youth. "We hope that by revitalizing Bankhead Seafood, other young people will look at themselves and they think of other businesses to start," declares Khalil.\nThe new restaurant will be preceded with a sneak peek of the delicious fare with a food truck that's expected to roll out shortly.\nView this post on Instagram Had the pleasure of announcing the re-opening of @bankheadseafood at my alma mater Frederick Douglass High School. I’d like to give a special thanx to the Astro’s Marching Band, Judge Asha Jackson, Superintendent Meria Joel Carstarphen, Dr. Ellis Duncan, Atlanta City Council members Michael Bond, Cleta Winslow & Andre Dickens, Daniel Moss, HBCU Connect & HBCU Foundation, Eater, Food & Wine, Atlanta Journal Constitution, V103 Krystal Peterson, Shay Render, Shelita Compton, Helen Harden, Jennifer Farmer, Mr. Bill Murray, Mrs. Verna Colson, Greg Street, Lil Bankhead, and the entire Bankhead Seafood Staff. It’s TIME!!! #Westside #DougHigh Zone1 We BACK! @bankheadseafood A post shared by Bankhead Seafood (@bankheadseafood) on Feb 28, 2020 at 7:32pm PST\n"Prior to our new normal from the coronavirus, we were going to report that the food truck will be on the road next month with yummy dishes such as Bankhead’s famous fish platters, the Dope Boy PoBoys and heavenly hush puppies," Noel told Narcity. "Now we are taking things one day at a time."\nView this post on Instagram 🚨🚨It’s Bigger than Fish Sandwiches...🚨🚨 Bankhead Seafood Press Coverage! Check out the article on @killermike and @bankheadseafood 👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾 http://vmhmagazine.com/its-bigger-than-fish-sandwiches-rapper-michael-render-killer-mike-of-bankhead-seafood/ . . . #bankhead #seafood #atlanta #killermike #entrepreneur #foodtruck #fish #fishsandwich #hushpuppies #poboy #ti #frederickdouglass #highschool #journalism #magazine #vmhmagazine #vmh #press #coverage #blackhistorymonth #history #nostruggle #noprogress A post shared by Chris Jordan (@lifemusiq) on Feb 28, 2020 at 9:42pm PST\nOnce the food truck and restaurant are up and running, Khalil promises that guests can expect an experience with "the same great food that the community remembered but in a fresh, larger, inviting space that everyone can enjoy."