It’s all going down in Vanderpump Rules this week. Now it’s come out that Lisa Vanderpump, owner of SUR Restuarant, has allegedly had her liquor licenses suspended for two of her most popular chains, Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar, and Pump Lounge.
Lisa Vanderpump is known for her empire of bars and restaurants around the Hollywood area, and she and her husband Ken Todd have owned 36 restaurants, bars, and clubs across the US and UK.
We take a closer look into the allegations.
Lisa Vanderpump’s liquor license was suspended removed at two bars
According to recent license details under the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), obtained by WEHO Times, the liquor license for both Pump Lounge and Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar have allegedly been suspended as of March 8. Since then, Lisa has revealed an update on the Pump eatery.
In an interview with US Weekly, she revealed:
We’ve been in the Pump location for 10 years, have a great relationship with the landlord, but the lease is expiring. So, over the next few months we will decide whether we are going to stay, but haven’t made a decision yet.
In the documents obtained by WEHO Times, ABC states it can take up to six weeks for expiration dates to update after a renewal fee is submitted. Pump Lounge is currently open for business while she is all set to open two more restaurants with Caesars Palace.
Lisa Vanderpump owns Pump Lounge with her husband, longtime restaurateur Ken Todd, and the two teamed up with Junior Partners Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz for Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar.
GRV Media has contacted Bravo and the establishments for comment.
SUR Restaurant appears unaffected by alleged liquor license suspension
SUR Restaurant, which is known for its famous SUR-vers including some of the cast of Vanderpump Rules, does not seem to be listed with a liquor license suspension at the time of writing.
Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken own the restaurant featured on the show, alongside Guillermo Zapata and his wife Natalie.
Just a week ago, before most of the Tom and Raquel drama kicked off, the SUR Instagram page posted a photo of Raquel Leviss holding a cocktail, implying that their liquor license was still in the green.
Fans are now calling for the photo to be deleted in the comments. One said: “This one isn’t gonna age well.”
While another wrote: “I’m sure Lisa will have this picture down soon.”
Lisa Vanderpump weighs in on Raquel and Tom’s cheating scandal
Of course, the head Vanderpump had to weigh in on the Scandoval drama.
Speaking to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, Lisa said she had “no words” and was “gobsmacked” as well as “flabbergasted.”
“I didn’t see it coming, nobody saw it coming,” she said. She also told the host that she’d seen Ariana, who was understandably devastated, since the revelation.
Both Tom and Raquel have taken to their Instagram to share statements on the affair, apologizing for hurting Tom’s ex, Ariana Madix.