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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club

Shut Down

for Health Code Violations

1/21/2012 4:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in New York City was shut down following a health code inspection that uncovered a slew of violations.

The violations, listed below and first reported by the NY Post, range from hot food being left out on the counter ... to a refrigerator being kept at 60° rather than the required 41° ... to a worker seen mixing salsa with his bare hands. 

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The club was scored 69 violation points, according to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's website. A score of 28 or higher results in the dreaded C grade.

According to the paper, the club was closed Thursday night and new patrons were not allowed in -- the ones already inside were allowed to stay.

The Department of Health's website lists the restaurant as "closed by Health Dept." ... but the NY Post says it was open for business last night.

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A rep for the club tells TMZ it was a busted fridge that led to the violations. Click here for the full story.

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16.

killykilly    

What is really scary is the health department warns you a couple of days before they do an inspection and they still failed! Disgusting.
This guy thinks he's God and above the law.

922 days ago
17.

w    

Gee, what are the odds buffet is seen there two days ago and now a bogus health code violation, see what happened was by buffet being there and flashing that stupid triangle he showed too much of a connection, so now they have to pretend the get Jay Z in trouble to make it look like he's everybody else.

922 days ago
18.

Emilio    

I've got 69 violations but the B*itch aint one!....LMAO!!

922 days ago
19.

John    

maybe other people also didn't like the way him and his half white wife closed an baby ward so they could look rich

922 days ago
20.

ManiacalZebra    

Hot food not hot enough. Bare hands being used to mix food. No thermometer. Personal cleanliness issues. These are due to a fridge breaking?

922 days ago
21.

you know who    

once again this scab jz decided that his financial bottom line was more important than your health, they should shut him down permanently. and the rep must truly think that people are stupid to think that we believe that the motor blew just minutes before. please jz go back to your old job you remember it don't you , it was the one were you cleaned up after they were done on the porno set.

922 days ago
22.

Carl    

Not surprised. These celebrity joints are often sub-standard and rely on the name to bring people in. In my home town Guy Fieri has two restaurants. One has made people that I know sick. The other was shut down for numerous health code violations like what JayZ is facing. I'd rather stick to a mom and pop place where the owner's actually run the restaurant.

922 days ago
23.

MTG    

Are white people allowed inside of his club?

922 days ago
24.

DahhTroll    

jAZ NEEDS A TBATH TAKE OVER. fOOD SERVCIE EVERYWHERE HASS GOTTN NASTY. tHEY DONT CHANGE THE OIL OR CLEAN THE FRY BEN.
dONT WEAR HAIR NETS OR GLOVES ECT DIRTY.
jAZ USED MIN WAGE WORKERS WHO DONT GIVE A FLYING F ABOUT THE BIZ.
THEY SHOULD RENAME THE CLUB 51/50

CUZ ITS CRAZY NASTY!

922 days ago
25.

former employee    

I worked for the Vegas 40/40 and this was appalling experience. They are making their own rules- they were bluntly ripping off corporate clients that had booked the club - ringing in drinks that were never ordered and kept preauthorizing the corporate AMEXs. There was constant police presence and from day one there were rumors that the club was shutting dawn. Well it happened 7 months later. Jay and company ( A Rod, Barry etc) had never paid their obligations to the construction company that build the club either. At some point we heard that the owner of Palazzio ,where the club was located, wanted him so bad out of the resort premises that he bought back the lease so that Jay get the f***k out of the upscale property. What a low life.

922 days ago
26.

rusty    

Really, we are supposed to believe that a fridge broke just before the health inspector came in, cmon. The amount of violations they racked is serious stuff.

922 days ago
27.

angel    

Jazy-Z should just stay on drug business so he doesn't have to deal with health inspectors. BLUe Ivy is the going wild!

922 days ago
28.

esq777    

Not really a surprise. What does anyone expect is going on in the kitchen of a night club?

922 days ago
29.

John_Dunkel    

This is what happens when you made it. You become jaded. You become spoiled. Oiled with rags of richness. You feel like king but truth is you don't feel a thing. All you see is bling. But what you really are is not a superstar but a rat with diamonds. diamonds. a rat with diamonds. diamonds. rats, rats, rats, rats, rats, rats... chicki-chicki-chicki-REMIX!!!!! Cheese that walks!!! Cheese that walks...

922 days ago
30.

nof    

Not exactly Jay-Z's fault:


Expect to see the management_team next week -


-And in the Unemployment Line.


Bmbarrasses the dude - to boot -


So it's ugly all the way around.


Heads Will Roll.

922 days ago
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