*Jay Z has shut down his 40/40 sports club in Manhattan for the summer to give the venue an extreme makeover.

Doors closed on 1 June and will re-launch in September with a new look from interior designer Jeffrey Beers.

In an open letter to customers, printed in the New York Daily News, the co-owners write, “The 40/40 Club’s makeover will draw inspiration from the energy, grandeur and opulence of New York City nightlife.

“We are eager to re-open our doors in September and re-introduce a revolution in luxury sports watching and nightclub experience. We appreciate your patience and continued dedication to our growing brand as we vow to return to the scene stronger than ever.”

The flagship 40/40 Club was established in 2002 and the franchise includes bars in gambling mecca Atlantic City, New Jersey and Chicago.