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Volume 24 No. 157
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Jay-Z Will Open A 40/40 Restaurant And Club At The Nets' Barclays Center

Nets minority Owner Jay-Z is "bringing his swank 40/40 Club to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center," according to Rich Calder of the N.Y. POST. Jay-Z announced Thursday that he is "expanding his sports bar and restaurant mini-chain by opening a new 9,000-square-foot, 350-seat hotspot" at the Nets arena. The 40/40 Club will be "located on the suite level." Club spokesperson Lauren Menache said that the venue, set to "open with the rest of the arena Sept. 28, would be accessible only to ticket holders for NBA games, concerts and other arena events." It will "only be open when the arena is hosting events," and alcohol will be served "up until an hour after arena events end -- but no later" than 2:00am ET. Nets season-ticket holders "have first crack at reservations for the new 40/40 Club, but the venue isn’t limited to patrons splurging big bucks for luxury suites -- unlike other VIP lounges at the arena that also plan to provide the same extended hours for serving booze" (N.Y. POST, 6/15).