TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club

Busted Fridge

Led to Health Code Violations

1/21/2012 5:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0121_jay_Z_tmz_EX
It was merely a case of bad luck that led to Jay-Z's 40/40 Club racking up a slew of health code violations ... a rep for the club tells TMZ.

As we previously reported, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene cited the club big time Thursday night for a litany of violations ... which included several different instances of food being stored at improper temperatures.

But Ron Berkowitz, a rep for the club, tells TMZ the motor in one of the refrigerators blew just moments before the health inspector arrived ... causing the temperature in the fridge to rise. Berkowtiz says the staff identified the problem immediately and had no intention of serving the food from that fridge.

Berkowitz says the fridge was fixed by noon the next day and the club was permitted to re-open.

He adds ... the club lost no business as a result of the issue and their health code grade is currently pending review.

47 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

Joao    

Okay, now I understand. the motor to the refrigerator broke down on the exact day the inspector arrived--and I'm sure there's mention of that in the health report [wink, wink]. I know personally when my refrigerator is broken my hot food cease to remain hot, my kitchen get's filthy, I start putting chit in the fridge like hazardous materials, and I just stop washing my hands, I don't why, I just stop. Bottom-line, AGAIN, Jay-Z is just too ghetto and cheap to hire consummate professionals, because they're not going to cut corners and would want no part of his shady dealings. Instead he needs a POS like himself to run his fronts [I mean] operations with thugs for bouncers. Maybe if you'd restrict your homeboyz you'd get a better clientele.

970 days ago
32.

Beth    

I know this sounds horribly ugly and I know I shouldn't say it.... but he has about the fattest lips I have seen lately.

969 days ago
33.

TJones    

Well D**n!!

969 days ago
34.

Leonel    

ILLUMINATI TRASH U R JZ

969 days ago
35.

LMFAO    

I have yet to hear one female say this guy is remotely attractive??? I guess his $$$ is what attracts anyone to this guy.

969 days ago
36.

LMFAO    

And if anyone says that he is remotely attractive, PLEASE tell me what feature that may be beside his $$$. Thx.

969 days ago
37.

Realist    

With that many violations, it appears to be untrue that the motor just blew moments before, just like it seems untrue that beyonce had her baby without the help of a surrogate, Ingrid Jackson. what's up with the truth these days?

969 days ago
38.

Anya    

Ron Berkowitz, a rep for the club, stated that they heard Santa Claus, the real one, would be there next weekend

969 days ago
39.

Anya    

JayZ sold drugs to little boys and girls for profit. Do you actually think he gives a funnnk about the health code violations in hes restaurant? He cares about the money he'll make and his PR.
Wait, how long before people start complaining about being sick when they got home, after being at the club? It's a win win for the ill.

969 days ago
40.

Anya    

Got sick @ Jay's?
Get well @ Sue-your-Pants-Off-JayZ-R-Us

969 days ago
41.

esotericman    

We went there with a few friends and a few of us had the sh!ts for a day or so. I know it was the food because the others with us that order the same food had the same thing. Not sure if it was the appetizers or main entree. Cool place but not worth the getting the sh!ts for day.

969 days ago
42.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

The 40/40 club has many Health code violations because Beyonce sat on many things in that club without wearing panties.

969 days ago
43.

MsRita    

That's what you get for not hiring Union workers and people who know code inforcement. 50 Violations is an F grade

GRADE IS D FOR DUMB. WHEN THEY FIND VIOLATIONS THAT STANDS FOR FEW YEARS. MAYBE THE PERSON IS PART OF THE UNION. YES HE WORKS FOR THE STATE.

969 days ago
44.

Diane    

Rules and respect are for other people , seems like.

969 days ago
45.

Gogogo    

and....What do you expect from someone who calls himself. "Jehovah (God)".
The 2 of them (beyonce and Jay) are the most arrogant celebrities that we have right now, believing their -ish don't stink. Lol, these two are the most UN-educated couple around. Not a good look for our children to look up to.
Not to mention the EXPLICIT sexual content of beyonce's music. Any mother worth her tittle would NOT let her daughter listen to this porn! And no perverts, it's not cute when little girls are being overtly sexual.

969 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3

Around The Web