Jay-Z's Original 40/40 Club In Atlantic City Closes After Hurricane Sandy Damage

8 March 2013, 12:50

The US rapper's original clubbing venture has shut its doors for the final time after deciding to "move on".

Jay-Z's famous 40/40 club in Atlantic City, New Jersey has officially closed for business, after suffering heavy damage from Superstorm Sandy at the end of last year.

A representative for the '99 Problems' rapper's upscale bar and club said they had decided to "move on", after the end of the club's lease tied in with the timing of significant damage from Sandy in October 2012.

"There was a big hole in the roof as well," Berk Communications representative Ron Berkowitz told The Press Of Atlantic City newspaper. "With the end of the lease and with Sandy, we decided we had a great run and it was time to move on."

The 40/40 club originally opened back in October 2005, and has seen a host of celebrities pass through its doors over the years, as well as attracting stars to the area for a night out.

The $4 million property was a precursor to Jay-Z's new 40/40 club which he opened last year in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New Yotk City.

Check out a picture of Jay-Z with wife Beyonce at the launch of her HBO movie last month below (Credit: Getty):

Jay-Z has yet to comment on the closing of his original 40/40 club.

The 'Young Forever' rapper is currently spending time with wife Beyonce before she kicks off her mammoth 'The Mrs. Carter Show' world tour in the coming months.

Jay-Z is set to head off on tour himself this summer when he and Justin Timberlake launch their 'Legends Of The Summer' joint tour.

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