Vanderpump and Husband Ken Todd To Transform TomTom’s Garden Bar
By Dolores Quintana
Reality TV personality and restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump, who was once a Real Housewife and now produces and stars in Vanderpump Rules, is relocating her West Hollywood restaurant, PUMP, to a different spot close to its original location. This shift comes after the restaurant closed in July due to disputes with the landlord. TMZ broke the story.
PUMP, which is Lisa Vanderpump’s third Los Angeles area restaurant, had initially announced its closure in May 2023. Vanderpump cited a significant rent increase as the reason for their decision, stating, “Another 10-year lease with a huge increase in rent by the landlords is not something we are ready to commit to,” in a statement to People Magazine at the time. Consequently, the restaurant ceased operations on July 5.
In a recent interview, People Magazine quoted Vanderpump, alongside her husband, Ken Todd, as revealing their plans to install PUMP into the Garden Bar space at TomTom. The staff at PUMP will come over to the new version of PUMP. Many of these loyal employees have worked at PUMP for over a decade.
Vanderpump shared with TMZ that the Garden Bar space didn’t have a strong identity, so they intend to infuse it with some of PUMP’s most popular food and drink items, which were a hallmark of PUMP. She further explained that TomTom has a more relaxed bar menu, while Pump is recognized as a standalone sit-down restaurant. This move allows both establishments to coexist harmoniously, offering patrons a diverse culinary experience.