Jay-Z is building a new restaurant home-away-from-home in London. The New York rapper has announced plans to expand his 40/40 restaurant and bar franchise across the pond next year.
He’s teaming up with British soccer star Ashley Cole to launch the venture. The multi-million-dollar enterprise is expected to be the first of several project partnerships for Jay-Z and Cole. Jay-Z opened his first 40/40 Club in New York City in 2003.
A second edition of the sports lounge was opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2005. A third edition opened in 2007 in Las Vegas, but closed just eight months after its grand opening.