If you’ve never visited New York City, Las Vegas or Atlantic City, then you have yet to visit Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club . But fear not! On Tuesday, it was announced that Hova has inked a deal that will bring the celebrity hot spot to select airports throughout the U.S.
Alongside his business partners, Juan and Desiree Perez, the hip-hop heavyweight united with Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services for the deal, which may put the club in as many as 20 major U.S. airports.
“We are thrilled to partner with the 40/40 Club, to bring a stylish sports bar and lounge to airports across the country,” Robert Stanton, vice president of business development of Delaware North Companies, said in a statement. “From the personalized, one-of-a-kind jerseys on the wall, to every sports game you can think of on the television screens, the club will bring a new experience that we are sure travelers will welcome.”
Co-owner Perez is also looking forward to the joint partnership and said she hopes to bring the club’s “first-class experience” to travelers. “We want to see our club grow and to bring those experiences to travelers,” she said. “A partnership with Delaware North will do just that.”
Back in 2003, the venue’s first location opened up in Manhattan, New York. However, the sports lounge is set to close temporarily from April to July 2011 to undergo a complete location renovation.
In addition to expanding his empire, the MC recently scored a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list with “Decoded.” The book, the rapper’s first, is a memoir that also explains his lyrics with the help of co-author Dream Hampton.
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