It turns out Vanderpump Rules isn’t the only thing in Lisa Vanderpump’s life that is in shambles!
LVP is dealing with one scandal after another. Just days after Tom Sandoval‘s seven-month affair with Raquel Leviss rocked the Bravoverse, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is being hit with more shocking news involving two of her most popular restaurants.
According to the WeHo Times, the liquor licenses at two of LVP’s biggest restaurants were suspended on March 8, 2023.
The Alcohol Beverage Control suspended LVP’s liquor licenses at PUMP and Tom Tom after the Bravoleb failed to pay the liquor license fees for both West Hollywood hotspots.
ABC notes that “it can take up to six weeks for expiration date updates after fee waiver or renewal fee is submitted.” This means that payments for both WeHo eateries’ liquor licenses may have already been made, allowing each restaurant to proceed with business as usual; however, it takes time for the system to be updated.
LVP and her husband Ken Todd opened PUMP in May 2014. PUMP became the couple’s third restaurant/lounge in WeHo. At the time, the reality TV couple also owned SUR and Villa Blanca. Villa Blanca closed its doors in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The eatery was already struggling prior to the pandemic.
As for Tom Tom, the restauranters partnered with their longtime employees and co-stars Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz to open the hotspot in July 2018. Tom Tom quickly became one of Lisa and Ken’s most successful and well-rated restaurants.
Neither LVP nor Ken has publicly commented on this news to date.
Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.