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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Will Open at Barclays Center

The upscale bar and restaurant will debut on opening night, September 28.

Jay-Z will bring his swank 40/40 Club to his hometown of Brooklyn, with a new location set to open inside of the Barclays Center in September.

The 9,000 square-foot bar and restaurant will be located on the Barclays Brownstone Suite Level, and will include the same custom illuminated amber resin bar top as it’s flagship location in Manhattan.

“There is no better home for another 40/40 Club location than the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn,” said Jay-Z, in a statement. “The 40/40 Club has revolutionized restaurants in a way I anticipate Barclays Center to transform the arena watching experience.”

The 40/40 Club in the Barclays Center will feature 36 televisions and views of the basketball court, say arena officials.

“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. “The 40/40 Club will deliver the best in service and cuisine, while creating a vibe fitting for such a spectacularly designed venue.”

Eric McClure June 15, 2012 at 02:33 PM
In the circular file if they don't contain any actual news.
Eric Albert June 15, 2012 at 02:45 PM
As a CB resident against the arena and now living with the direct affects of the traffic snarl Ratner has already made on 4th and 3rd Avenues, I find it more than disingenuous that the applicants lied, by omission to the various CBs and then present as a fait accompli their demand for a over-the-top "club." These "clubs" have brought nothing but trouble according to news reports, including fights and shootings. Why applaud such? Does it benefit anyone but the immediate participants? And who actually ends up paying for this? Will it not be the neighbors in the residential neighborhoods who will deal with loud, drunken and violent crowds at 2 a.m.? Calling the police will only be so effective as they are indifferent to noise in my personal experience. But even with violence, the police will do little as most of the participants (unless they are dead or wounded) will have left the scene. And I believe that the arena is in one precinct but handled by another, if accurate, a recipe for non-response (a.k.a. you're on your own) at worst or late response at best. These are the same people who promised good jobs, low cost housing, and short term build out of the more than 22 acres (larger than Rockefeller Center.) So far they haven't delivered on these promises but they have gotten our tax money and sweetheart deals. Here they're promising to behave as adults and be good neighbors. I for one do not believe them.
Carroll St Neighbor June 15, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Maybe you should run your own blog? I would be happy to read it. I notice you are eager to point out the definition of news vs press release. Maybe the "McClure Cure" could set us all straight. Also do you read the NY Times or NY Daily News. Say today's Daily News - there is a "story" in there about the Queens Development Partnership building up Willets Point. Is that news or a press release? I think it is in the real estate section. If this is a press release or news I still read the text and I see it has provoked some conversation. I could argue that the forum for conversation about things going on in our neighborhood is part of what the Patch is about. I will also point out that this is filed under Business. And I am sure you agree it is business.
Peter June 15, 2012 at 05:11 PM
A press release isn't news, it's advertising. If Patch had written about the release in the context of the larger debate about clubs, alcohol, and operating hours in the neighborhood, that'd be news. But they didn't. They effectively ran the announcement as-is. Which means that Patch is being taken for a ride. If they were smart, they'd have charged the 40/40 club for running the announcement, like they would any other form of advertising.
Carroll St Neighbor June 15, 2012 at 05:39 PM
oye...give it a break...they are smart - you keep clicking on their web site...reading press releases...maybe you can be a guest reporter on the Cure...

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