Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club Will Bust Out the Bling

And you thought it was already fancy ...
And you thought it was already fancy ... Photo: Carmen Lopez and AJ Wilhelm

Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club took its menu upscale a few years ago, and the luxury approach must be working: The venue will shutter June 1 to undergo a $10 million renovation, with the goal of reopening by the end of summer. According to a press release, the club will get an an eighteen-foot “illuminated bottle display tower,” leather wall paneling, “enlarged marble stepped arena-style seating with plush lounge banquettes, [and] a new second floor ‘catwalk’ allowing guests to circumnavigate the ‘scene,’” among other features. So now you know: Please adjust your summer clubbing plans accordingly. In the meantime, there should be plenty of beer gardens to hit up.