It’s official. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Lisa Vanderpump is closing the doorways to her West Hollywood hotspot, Pump Restaurant Lounge.
Following months of rumors concerning the approaching closure and the alleged suspension of the venue’s liquor license, it has been confirmed that upon the expiration of the Vanderpump Rules star’s present lease for the property, she and her group might be vacating the constructing.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we announce that the lease at Pump Restaurant is expiring, and we might be closing its doorways on July fifth, after 10 years of lovely evenings beneath our olive bushes,” the household instructed TMZ on Could 4.
Based on the household, they’d have beloved to have remained on the location, which is located on the nook of Robertson Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, however had been unable after their landlords elevated their lease.
“Whereas we have now beloved our time working Pump, to tackle one other 10-year lease with an enormous improve in lease by the landlords, will not be one thing we’re able to decide to. After efficiently operating 37+ institutions for a few years, this kind of lease is untenable,” they shared.
Though the household didn’t element how a lot their lease was raised, insiders instructed TMZ that Lisa and husband Ken Todd refused and had been going through funds totaling practically $1 million for the 12 months.
As Pump Guidelines followers could recall, Lisa and Ken additionally shuttered the doors to their former Beverly Hills restaurant, Villa Blanca, in 2020 as a consequence of an increase in rent. And ever since, the situation has remained empty.
Sources additionally stated Lisa hoped Pump might stay open by means of June, which is Pleasure Month, as a result of she desires to “help the local people with one final hurrah.”
As Lisa and Ken put together to say goodbye to Pump, their different West Hollywood venues, SUR Restaurant and TomTom, the latter of which they co-own with Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, will stay open.
“We look ahead to welcoming you all to TomTom [and SUR] within the months following! Thanks for the previous decade of help, we have now beloved our workers, our patrons and our time collectively,” the household’s assertion concluded.
Pump Restaurant, which has been featured on many episodes of Pump Guidelines, first confronted rumors of closure earlier this 12 months when a listing for the location was posted by a realtor on Instagram. Nevertheless, at the moment, Lisa denied it was closing.
Vanderpump Guidelines season 10 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.