Jay-Z’s New York 40/40 Club Closed Through September For Renovation

By Allen Starbury  |  06/03/2011

Jay-ZJay-Z has reportedly closed the doors at his successful 40/40 club in New York City, but it's only temporary, while the popular sports bar is renovated.

In an open letter published in the New York Daily News, Jay and business partner Juan Perez thanks patrons for their loyalty and promises "a revolution in luxury sports watching". Designer Jeffery Beers will be overseeing the renovation.

"Starting June 1st, the 40/40 Club's New York City flagship location will undergo a complete transformation from floor to ceiling," the letter begins.

"Lead by world renowned designer Jeffery Beers, The 40/40 Club's makeover will draw inspiration from the energy, grandeur and opulence of New York City nightlife. We are eager to re-open our doors in September and re-introduce a revolution in luxury sports-watching and nightclub experience. We appreciate your patience and continued dedication to our growing brand as we vow to return to the scene stronger than ever."

The flagship 40/40 Club location initially opened back in 2003, and has since expanded into a franchise, opening locations in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Going forward, Jay has plans to open 40/40 locations in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Tokyo.