After dabbling in film, fashion and television, T.I. is now looking to become a restaurateur.

According to a press release, the Atlanta-native has purchased a venue in the historic downtown district of his hometown.

Renovations have already begun on the landmark property, which formerly operated under the name “Venue Restaurant & Tapas Bar.”



Tip‘s restaurant currently does not have a name or a menu, but the eatery is expected to serve upscale southern cuisine.

It will have to compete with a myriad of other soul food restaurants located downtown, including Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken & Waffles and Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint.