Two of Lisa Vanderpump‘s popular Los Angeles restaurants have just had their liquor licenses suspended.
Ahead of the next two busy weekends in the city, which hosts the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12, and will surely be the scene of many St. Patrick’s Day festivities on March 17, it is being reported that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum’s businesses, Pump and TomTom, both in West Hollywood, failed to pay their liquor license fees.
According to a report from WEHO TIMES on March 9, the latest details of the liquor licenses of TomTom and Pump show that they were suspended by the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) as of Wednesday, March 8.
Although Lisa’s venues may be proceeding with their normal business, as it can take up to six weeks for expiration dates to be updated after fee waivers or renewal fees are submitted, both restaurants are currently showing holds on their licenses that are described as “B/E Collections [Suspensions].”
As fans of Lisa, who also stars on Vanderpump Rules, well know, the longtime restauranteur co-owns Pump, which opened in May 2014 with her husband, Ken Todd. And when it comes to TomTom, which has been open since July 2018, she co-owns that venue with Ken, Tom Sandoval, and Tom Schwartz.
Around this time two years ago, Pump made headlines when it was said to be suspended “indefinitely” by the California Franchise Tax Board. At the time, The Sun shared that the specific type of suspension that Pump had been dealt was typically a response to a business’s failure to file or pay taxes or owed interest.
And months before that, after tarps and a rental truck were seen at the venue, an insider came forward to insist that the restaurant was not shutting down.
“The restaurant has been putting up tarp and coverings to prepare for the rain that usually comes in this time of the year. They are moving tables around to be able to keep patrons six feet apart with the outdoor dining,” the source told Us Weekly at the time.
“Pump and SUR are closing starting Wednesday due to the Los Angeles County restrictions of restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars for at least three weeks amid the surge of coronavirus cases,” they added.
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.