Lisa Vanderpump has left the building, as the reality show matriarch’s iconic West Hollywood restaurant Pump closed its doors after 10 years on July 5.
“It was purely a business decision,” Vanderpump told me in May, shortly after announcing Pump was closing. “With rents being $80,000 a month now, there’s just no way. That’s why we walked away from Villa Blanca and didn’t renew that lease, too.”
She also said that she’s not looking to relocate and open Pump somewhere else in Los Angeles. “I’m opening two more with Caesars Place [in Las Vegas], so that’s very exciting,” Vanderpump said. “I have two already that are going gangbusters. I have TomTom. I have Sur.”