Tom Sandoval and his bestie Tom Schwartz often share their close-knit brotherly friendship on Vanderpump Rules. In fact, they are so close that they’ve launched their own fancy bar together…
Their new business venture comes after Lisa Vanderpump‘s SUR business began to be documented on the Bravo reality TV show, showing the ins-and-outs of a successful restaurant in West Hollywood, California.
We get to see Sandoval and Schwartz designing the entire look of their new establishment Schwartz and Sandy’s, during the January 4th episode. But do you fancy actually going there to eat or drink?
Well, here’s how! Reality Titbit has done all the digging you need, from when the place is opening to its appearance.
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No. But it is meant to be getting close to opening… The duo told Entertainment Tonight in early October that their bar would open in late 2021 or early 2022, depending on how the “final touches” end up going.
During a recent Vanderpump Rules episode, the best friend-duo had plans to bring the ceiling down and have four six-person booths installed inside the restaurant’s lounge area, as well as archways through the middle.
However, Lisa disagreed with some plans, and thought they should “maximize the ceiling” instead.
Sandoval had a vision which included a second floor purely for eating, which we saw during filming. But the bar was barely there at the time, so it’s unlikely that it’s anywhere near completed.
Why Schwartz and Sandy’s should be on your 2022 list
We have seen the duo’s journey to launch the business, and as fans of Vanderpump Rules, who doesn’t want to see how an establishment went from nothing to something?!
The process has involved getting Tom’s investor Greg on-board, but there were also some struggles. Schwartz’s application for a home equity loan was denied, while his small business loan was still pending.
With plans to install track lighting and add a “starry night” with intimate and open areas, it’s set to be something of a real spectacle if the restaurant plays in their favor.
The pair have already worked on a ’70s-inspired whiskey label, Toms’ Good Lovin’, so it’s clear that they CAN achieve something worthy when they put their minds to it!
But what is Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar?
This is a separate business venture run by Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd. Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz teamed up with the pair as junior partners of Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar, one of Lisa’s restaurants.
It has already been voted Best Bar in Southern California by Los Angeles Travel Magazine! Miami-based designer Nick Alain helped to bring their vision to life, which included a time piece vibe fit for a movie set.
The restaurant – which overlooks a dog park – includes a well-stocked bar set against a massive brass clock, an old-world style floor-to-ceiling time piece, while Clean Edison light bulbs are strewn across floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
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