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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club to Open Barclays Center Location

A rendering of the 40/40 Club's Barclays Center location.
A rendering of the 40/40 Club's Barclays Center location.
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PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Forget hotdogs and popcorn, Brooklyn Nets fans can dine in high style at the new Barclays Club arena, where Jay-Z is opening a location of his 40/40 Club restaurant.

The 9,000-square foot restaurant will open on Sept. 28, the day the arena will host its debut show — a Jay-Z concert. The hip-hop mogul, who's a part owner of the Nets, also sits on the arena's board of directors.

The restaurant, which will be located on the arena's "Brownstone Suite" level, will have views of the arena's basketball court, but diners can also entertain themselves by watching 36 TVs, including eight 80-inch TVs.

The 40/40 Club, co-owned by Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez, also has locations in Manhattan's Flatiron District and Atlantic City. The Manhattan location was recently renovated and reopened in January 2012 with a party whose invite list included celebs like rapper Swizz Beatz, CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez, and billionaire Warren Buffett. The restaurant was temporarily closed for health code violations just days later.

"The 40/40 Club at Barclays Center will provide a dynamic environment to complement the experience of attending Brooklyn Nets games and other select events," said Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark in a statement. "The 40/40 Club will deliver the best in service and cuisine, while creating a vibe fitting for such a spectacularly designed venue."