Lisa Vanderpump’s Restaurant ‘Pump Restaurant Lounge’ Is Closing After Running For 10 Years
After 10 years, Lisa Vanderpump‘s restaurant ‘Pump Restaurant Lounge’ in West Hollywood, California is closing. The family made a statement to TMZ:
“It’s with heavy hearts that we announce that the lease at Pump Restaurant is expiring, and we will be closing its doors on July 5th, after 10 years of beautiful evenings under our olive trees.”
“While we have loved our time operating Pump, to take on another 10-year lease with a huge increase in rent by the landlords, is not something we are ready to commit to. After successfully running 37+ establishments for many years, this type of rent is untenable.”
According to TMZ, Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd were required to pay $1 million dollars in rent, hence why in the statement they claim that ‘this type of rent is untenable.’
Vanderpump wished to remain open until pride month, but it seems this can not be doable.
🌸 A beautifully decorated outdoor garden to match our equally stunning dishes! PUMP is a restaurant destination in the heart of West Hollywood one must experience to be believed! #PUMPRestaurant pic.twitter.com/PFLu18xq4Y
— Pump Restaurant (@PumpRestaurant) November 7, 2019
Does Lisa Vanderpump Still Own ‘Villa Blanca?’
LVP is no stranger to the restaurant-owning business. Vanderpump and her husband Todd own 36 restaurants globally including, The Shadow Lounge, Bar Soho, SUR Restaurant & Lounge, Villa Blanca, Pump Restaurant, Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden and Vanderpump à Paris.
For the OG Real House Wives Of Beverly Hills fans, questions on whether the iconic Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills is still extremely common, So let’s get into it…
According to Vanderpump, the pandemic affected her restaurants heavily. In April 2020, LVP had an interview with Andy Cohen, WWHL, where she talked about how the pandemic had affected her and her many businesses.
“Hopefully, we’ll be one of the businesses that survives this because a lot of people won’t. It’s a real worry if we can resurrect it and give everybody their jobs back. I have very close relationships with a lot of my employees so it’s been really, really difficult. Very sad.”
At that time period, the restaurant had been temporarily closed just like every other business during COVID-19.
Once things started to open up again, fans had high hopes for the reopening of the restaurant, but unfortunately, it didn’t end that result.
Vanderpump gave a statement regarding the closure claiming if the landlord was more lenient, Villa Blanca wouldn’t have had to close their doors.
“If the landlord had been willing to renegotiate and the lease wasn’t ending, we would have reopened, but unfortunately with Coronavirus, the situation was beyond our control.”
Published By: HOLR Magazine