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Jay-Z’s New York City ’40/40 Club’ Closes After 20 Years



The famous 40/40 Club in New York City, owned by Jay-Z, has recently shuttered its doors after a successful 20-year run, with intentions to reestablish in an undisclosed location. The closure of the original venue in Manhattan’s Flatiron District was reported by Eater on Wednesday (August 9), having occurred in late July.

Since its inception in 2003, the 40/40 Club has been the venue for numerous celebrity events, including a confidential J. Cole concert in 2010 and the release party for Rihanna’s Unapologetic album in 2012. Over time, Hov extended the 40/40 brand, managing up to five branches across New York City, Atlantic City, Atlanta, and Las Vegas.

Andrea Thomas, a company representative, disclosed that the club would find a new home next year, with more specifics to be provided in due course.