Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Closed For Food Safety Violations Shortly After Reopening

Hov's New York City, New York club was shuttered just a day after its grand reopening.

Shortly after the reopening of his 40/40 Club in New York City, New York, Jay-Z is now dealing with the closure of his swanky sports bar.

According to NY Post (via HHW), Hov’s Big Apple franchise has been shut down due to food safety violations. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued the bar with 69 violation points, with critical violations including workers not using proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with food, insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment and more.

“If you have a walk-in place with food like this, you put a hell of a lot of people at risk,” an anonymous source said. “A night of dinner and dancing should not include the risk of contracting food-borne illness.”

The 40/40 Club reopened the previous evening (Jan. 18th), with celebrities including Warren Buffett, Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled appearing to support the event.

Note the violations below.

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RELATED: Jay-Z Debunks Rumors Of No Longer Saying "Bitch," Reopens 40/40 Club

70 Comments

  • TwoSmallBallz

    Remember The Time Wayne And Drake Said They Wished They Could Fuck Every Girl In The World And Then They Did? That Was AWESOME!

  • Anonymous

    DIS NIGGA BEEN GETTIN NO PUSSY

  • Titus Soko

    while these home boiz be fiting over nothing.yall need 2 let 8 be in the past and try 2 exibit some hig esteem 4 urselfs. and not fausin

  • dentaldamboy

    I think we should all be concerned about the spread of Jay-Z and his devil-worshipping clan. Jay is lazy and afraid of hard work. Other artists have worked hard to achieve wealth and success. Jay-Z knew he lacked the talent and assiduousness to follow their blueprints. So he made an arrangement with the devil. Jay's first sacrifices were Pac, Big and Big L. Then he even sacrificed his nephew, buying him a Porsche with defective breaks. He will stop at no length to cheat his way into being the first hip hop billionaire. Would anyone be surprised if something happened to Beyonce and then Jay took all her paper and tried to frame Lil Wayne for the crime? All of you Jay Z stand better be careful around dude. He will have no problem running roughshot over you to please lucifer. And if anyone here disagrees with me, they are worse than NYPD and support Jim Crow.

  • bread1975

    This is bull crap, you know how many clubs and restaurants here in the 5 boroughs of New York City(I'm from Brooklyn by the way) that are nasty as hell and got grade A's and B's by the The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene? Especially in the poor neighborhoods, give me a break.

  • SirStax

    Small Potatoes to Jay Z....Don't believe the Hype most of the restaurants in NY violate food safety regulations u just don't hear about them Cause there not as well known as the 40/40!!

  • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

      Nigga you broke too!!!!! But can you rap????? Can you make music??? Name the last "rich rapper" that gave you some money!!!!!! The music dude the music!!!! WHAT DO I CARE ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY A RAPPER HAS??? IS HE SPENDING IT ON ME??? ANSWER NO!!! GOOD MUSIC, I CAN USE THAT AND THE ARTIST WILL GIVE ME GOOD MUSIC IF HE CAN MAKE IT. (50 cENT)

    • Koollie

      Damn Buck, what you doing on DX promoting your shit for free. And please dont start about loyalty Buck. Weren't you the one who was not loyal to 50/Banks/Yayo by screaming 'F*ck G-Unit' on the stage? Besides, you broke Buck. So the second part of your mixtape title is also fantasy. The mixtape should have been called: "I was not Loyal, I will die Broke"...

  • Dug

    Lol,its a conspiracy!!!Someone is trying to take Jay down but thats simply futile,the man keeps winning!Its hard to go to any food outlet,bar or restaurant and not find faults,if you look for them you are gonna find them.The 40/40 club is gonna open again and the money will keep pouring in for Hov,no fucking doubt about that..no fucking doubt.

    • ??

      its a conspiracy because of food violations?? all he has to do IS fix the violations,THATS IT he''ll be up n runnin in no time...I SWEAR MOST OF YALL ON HERE ARE RETARDED

  • Spliff

    LOL! Jay can have the world and everything in it, that includes giving folks that food poison. It's all about a lack of education in that field, just imagine finding a dreadlock in your mushroom sauce LOL kitchen staff not even wearing hairnets?! JESUS!!! Good luck my niqqa Jigga

  • So Icy Boi!

    dis nigga is da devil, da Satan, da Lucifer, da beast, da demon. fuck dis Illuminati club dey killed 2Pac. but dont worry niggas. we have a new 2pac on da scene Lil Wayne. Weezy is our warrior, our voice, our hero. he fights again da devil aka Jay-Z. support YMCMB! swag

  • Kosta

    "The 40/40 Club reopened the previous evening (Jan. 18th), with celebrities including Warren Buffett, Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled appearing to support the event." that was from the article, loll and i'm pretty sure if they found problem from before and find new problem again once it reopened they wouldn't give you 24-48 hrs to clean up your act since they gave you the warning to begin with, loll

  • thekid

    Lol, Y'all act like Jay-z has any reason or anything to even do with this club. He pays for it to open, doubt he hires anyone, doubt he knows about how to mix a drink or even whats on the menu, they just need to re-hire people that are actually good for the job, not just a bunch of family friends or whatever, thats my guess at least. I don't know how you aren't wearing a hat or hairnet if you're in a kitchen, and I don't see how you aren't wearing gloves, obviously these employees are rookies in a kitchen.

  • NYCITY

    GRAND OPENING GRAND CLOSING

  • Anonymous

    I got 99 problems and my food is one!

  • willmofo

    Ah ha nigga, I mean Jigga! Go home & be with your wifey & your new seed! Fuck a club, you already wiping your ass with money probably!!!

  • Anonymous

    Damn Hova, u need to gtfo the 40/40 biz. Seems like homie is always having legal issues.

  • Anonymous

    Ugh nigga thas nasty

  • daviddanielz

    Im sorry but this story is simple not true. The department of health gives you 24-48 hours depending on violation to resolve any issue your place may have. I own a bar in NYC and its very small compared to the 40/40 club. A high profile place like that would have had plenty of department people checking it out before they opened. Not after... It sounds like people are just hating on Jay like they normally do. I find it funny how this site reports this story but doesn't say anything about the reopen and says nothing about how Warren Buffett was there to support Jay-Z including other high profile people. You guys are the worst for news source. You guys also said Jay-Z said he isn't using the word bitch in his music and you guys are also telling everyone swizz beats CEO of Megaupload and now your telling eveyone he's not. You guys are the worst.

    • Anonymous

      this website is run for profit, and could really give a damn about acurate reporting, or using spell check for that matter.. as long as we keep clicking on the pages, they keep getting views to bring the advertising dollars in.. if you really want this site to change, stop visiting it...

  • VCZELL

    He should better make music than food.

  • Anonymous

    time to start firing people jay, i heard some people at rocawear got let go, seems like you should've focused more on whose managing your restaurant...(and Im a Hov fan BTW )

  • jr88

    damn...closed again?....if i was jay i would close it down and move on....this is a huge L!!!

  • The_truth

    nothing that cant be fixed in a day..... but the manager needs to be let go...

  • Anonymous

    At least it wasn't rats or cockroaches

  • YESSIR

    WAIT TILL WAYNE OPEN A PLACE BETTER BELIEVE HE WONT HAVE THESE PROBLEMS YMCMB

  • antipastarasta

    health inspector pickin on hov with the manhattan treatment. lol they dont give a fuck about the way shits ran in the outer boroughs lmfao

    • Anonymous

      I've seen many places get shut down, even Kennedy chicken spots and Chinese cat serving restaurants so slide off Jay's nutbag. The place's manager should have known they were going to come check it out after the renovation.

  • LUX

    AFTER A BIG RENOVATION, SHIT HAPPENS, BUT IT IS CORRECTED .....

  • mased

    it back open bitches.......stop hating...

  • Anonymous

    The Brooklyn Fridge blew a motor apparently! The Fridge is over / The Fridge is over S.Carter Buy a new set of Refridgerators, you have the money. And slap the staff member not wearing gloves in the kitchen.

  • idontknow

    hahahah. People's comments are funny.... they minor food violations - it will be back open in a week. or the next day... I laugh at how many people listen to jay-z - he was never a good artist or a good business man... DD made him what he is today!

    • anonymous

      If anyone gets sick from eating poorly prepared food he's in hot water, he should know better.

    • idontknow

      I didnt know you were jay-z accountant that you know he worth half a billion dollars. how much of that does he give to you? thats right nothing.... keep ridin' - i stated he wasnt a good business man... he just a man with money and money makes money! its simple as that! just like eating di*k makes you a di*k rider!!!! hahahaha!

    • john

      yeah because being worth half a billion dollars doesn't make a good business man right? you fuck. shut up. all you idiots commenting on this site are dumb as fuck.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Grand Re-Opening / Grand Re-Closing.... Can I get an Encore / Do you want more... Sorry Jay, just couldn't help myself from rhyming that...HA But seriously Jay you need to Fire somebody for this one!!!

  • kennyken

    damn, go make an album that sounds good and get your damn head out of the clouds.

  • Guess What

    YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jay you are not on your A game at all with this. What were you thinking? Stop fucking Rhiherpes & focus on that 40/40 mess.

  • Anonymous

    What goes around comes around you dick sucking camel lipped faggot

  • Anonymous

    SUCKS FOR YOU NIGGA

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