Timberlake Partners In L.A. Restaurant

Justin Timberlake has joined the list of celebrities dabbling in the restaurant business, but don't look for Timberlake Tater Tots. Dim sum is the specialty at Chi, the new Sunset Boulevard nightspot

Justin Timberlake has joined the list of celebrities dabbling in the restaurant business, but don't look for Timberlake Tater Tots. Dim sum is the specialty at Chi, the new Sunset Boulevard nightspot in the Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Timberlake teamed up with Art and Allan Davis as part owner of Chi, described by the Los Angeles Times as "1930s Shanghai-meets-'Blade Runner'" with indoor and outdoor waterfalls.

He joined the Davis brothers in the venture after visiting their other area clubs. The 22-year-old pop singer is focusing on his musical career, including a solo tour and new 'N Sync album coming out next year, so he'll be a silent partner.

The brothers own three other clubs in the Los Angeles area -- A.D., the Lounge and the Gate. "Justin's been frequenting our clubs for a few years now and we got to meet him and talk to him, and he loved the dim sum idea. He loved the look of the place and wanted to be involved. So we got him involved," Allan Davis said.

On Sunday (Nov. 16) in Ghent, Belgium, Timberlake begins an extensive European tour that will keep him on the continent until a Jan. 24-25 stand in Manchester, England. He recently signed on as a special correspondent for ABC sports and will write the theme song for the network's coverage of the National Basketball Association.


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