It’s the end of an era for a West Hollywood celebrity hotspot. Lisa Vanderpump’s Pump Restaurant is shutting its doors permanently after a decade in operation, as the former reality TV star and restaurateur confirmed in a statement to TMZ.
The news comes as a shock to fans of the Bravo personality and her various dining establishments, which have become synonymous with luxury dining and celeb sightings. Vanderpump, who gained fame through her appearances on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” has become a powerhouse in the restaurant industry, with several successful establishments across the United States and abroad.
However, it seems that the increased cost of rent was too much for the beloved WeHo eatery to handle. Vanderpump cited a “huge increase in rent” by the landlords as the reason for the closure, explaining that it was “not something we are ready to commit to.”
In a statement, Vanderpump thanked her customers and staff for their support throughout the years, stating that it was “with heavy hearts” that she and her husband, Ken Todd, had to make the decision to close Pump’s doors. Despite this setback, the couple reportedly has plans to open two new restaurants in Las Vegas with Caesars Palace.
Until July 5, however, fans of Pump still have the chance to dine under the iconic olive trees and enjoy the restaurant’s signature cocktails and cuisine. As the end of an era draws near, many are mourning the loss of one of West Hollywood’s most beloved destinations.