Looks like Jay-Z – rapper, businessman, and husband of Beyonce – is considering opening a sports club in Atlanta, at the airport. Things are still in the planning stages, we’re told.
The Web site for his New York-based 40/40 Club gives a few hints. Namely, Atlanta is one of the cities listed on the site, which details plans to expand in cities including Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas.
“Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service, has entered into an agreement with Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club that will bring the exclusive sports bar concept to select airports across the United States,” a news release on the site reads.
The concept would “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,” it reads.
The original 40/40 Club in Manhattan is owned by Jay-Z and partners Juan and Desiree Perez. The club’s name refers to baseball players who achieve 40 home runs and steals 40 bases in a single season; players Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Canseco and Alfonso Soriano all have jerseys hanging in the New York City club. The original club is slated to shut down for renovation this spring; there’s another location in Atlantic City, N.J.
Jay-Z stopped by Atlanta for a quick visit this week. Here’s a photo of him with Mayor Kasim Reed and Young Jeezy. We’re working on getting more details about the planned club.
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