Lisa Vanderpump is shutting down Pump Restaurant after 10 years due to an increase in rent, she reveals in a new interview.
Speaking to TMZ, Lisa confirmed rumours that she and husband Ken Todd are shutting down the restaurant after a decade in business. “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,” the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said in a statement.
“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,” she continued. “After successfully running 37+ establishments for many years, this type of rent is untenable.”
She added, “We look forward to welcoming you all to TomTom & Sur in the months following! Thank you for the past decade of support, we have loved our staff, our patrons and our time together.”
According to the TMZ report, Lisa Vanderpump’s landlord was requesting $1 million in rent a year for PUMP, something Lisa and Ken clearly found unreasonable. The restaurant is well-known to Bravo fans having been featured on RHOBH many times over the years and serving as a key background in many scenes on Lisa’s spinoff, Vanderpump Rules.