News: Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Re-Opening, Invite-Only Guests Include A-Rod, Victor Cruz & More
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 9:06AM
Rap mogul Jay-Z is expected to spend a night out on the town next week with reports claiming he will be in attendance for the re-opening of his popular 40/40 Club sports bar in New York City.
Details on the newly renovated Manhattan venue's upgraded features have hit the Internet.
As we recently reported, Jay-Z's 40/40 Club will unveil its new restaurant, $10 million renovations and technological upgrades on Jan. 18. Some of the renovations, implemented by designer Jeffrey Beers, include a new amber lit bar top, an illuminated bottle display tower, leather wall installations, huge LED TV's, new VIP lounges, oak wood floors and a new Broadway Grand Entrance. The original reopening was scheduled for November, but the Brooklyn born rapper and expectant father wanted to make sure everything is perfect before he re-opens the doors. The overall vision is to capture the "energy, grandeur, and opulence of NYC nightlife." (Haute Living)
As of now, the invite-only guest list features Big Apple sports stars from the New York Yankees and New York Giants.
Jay-Z will get a break from Daddy Duty on Jan. 18. The music mogul - who welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter with wife Beyonce over the weekend - is scheduled to attend the grand re-opening of his 40/40 Club next week, amNewYork has confirmed. Also on the guest list for the invite-only soiree: Alex Rodriguez, C.C. Sabathia and the Giants' Victor Cruz. The Flatiron-area club underwent massive renovations, reportedly in the neighborhood of $10 million, since closing last year. (AM NY)
Last year, hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash fell victim to theft following a 40/40 Club performance.
"Givin a reward for my laptop --Im puttin the word out it happened afta my 40/40 show last nite in Ny don't care how--i need it," he tweeted Saturday (February 25).
"No questions ask I'm giving a Reward for My Laptop+HardDrive it happen in NyC last nite don't no how don't care I need it back" (Grandmaster Flash's Twitter)
Young Hov's popular franchise is expected to begin popping up in select airports.
In the first phase of the agreement, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a global leader in hospitality and food service, will give travelers access to the elite, modern sports bar to watch the game of their choice in an opulent lounge setting, all without leaving the airport. The division of Delaware North Companies operates dozens of national and regional brand restaurants and shops at more than 20 major U.S. airports. (Market Wire)
Check out some recent Jay-Z footage below: