Rap mogul Jay Z opens 40/40 Club in Atlanta, at world's busiest airport

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By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Jay Z is opening his 40/40 Club at the world's busiest airport.

Spokeswoman Victoria Hong of Jay Z partner Delaware North Companies says the sports bar portion of the club opened Wednesday for ticketed passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Airport concessions director Paul Brown says there are plans to create a VIP lounge area of the club, separate from the sports bar on another floor. Brown says the lounge is expected to open in the late fall.

Rapper Jay Z opened his original 40/40 club in Manhattan with business partner Juan Perez in 2003. The club has another location at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

40/40 was named after the rare feat among ballplayers of hitting 40 homers and stealing 40 bases in one season.

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