Why Lisa Vanderpump Is Closing Her Famed L.A. Restaurant Pump for Good

It's a sad day for Vanderpump Rules fans: Lisa Vanderpump announced her namesake West Hollywood eatery Pump is permanently shutting its doors. Find out when it closes.

By Brett Malec May 04, 2023 5:57 PMTags
Watch: Lisa Vanderpump Closing Pump Restaurant Due to $1M Rent

It's the end of an era for Vanderpump Rules fans.

Lisa Vanderpump is closing her famed West Hollywood restaurant Pump for good.

"It's with heavy hearts that we announce that the lease at Pump Restaurant is expiring," the Bravo star told E! News on May 4, "and we will be closing its doors on July 5th after 10 years of beautiful evenings under our olive trees."

As for the reason why? TMZ reports Lisa's landlords raised their yearly rent to a whopping $1 million.

"While we have loved our time operating Pump, to take on another 10-year lease with a huge increase in rent by the landlords, is not something we are ready to commit to," the 62-year-old restauranteur added. "After successfully running 37+ establishments for many years, this type of rent is untenable."

Lisa concluded, "Thank you for the past decade of support, we have loved our staff, our patrons and our time together."

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Pump opened down street from Lisa's SUR restaurant in 2014 and quickly became a hotspot for celebrity Bravoholics, including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lawrence.

Pump has also been featured many times on both The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.

Lisa's restaurant TomTom—co-owned by Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz—is also just a few doors down on the same block.

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Despite the eatery's closing, Lisa reportedly has new business ventures on the horizon. A source told TMZ she's opening two more restaurants at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Lisa already has one Sin City location—Vanderpump à Paris—at the same resort.

Keep scrolling to see all of Lisa's famous friends.

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Lady Gaga

The Grammy-winning singer hits up Pump Lounge in West Hollywood in August 2015 to hang out with LVP herself.

Miley Cyrus

LVP and the "Wrecking Ball" singer got wild with some furry friends at TomTom back in March 2019. "Doggy style @tomtom with @mileycyrus tonight," Lisa wrote on IG. LOL!

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen

Everyone's favorite couple recreate Schwartz and Sandoval's kiss during dinner at TomTom.

Jennifer Lawrence

When J.Law met Giggy! The Oscar winner and a group of gal-pals dine at Pump lounge and even got a special greeting from Ken Todd.

Lance Bass

Lisa is BFFs with the 'N Sync singer and he even has his own West Hollywood bar and restaurant on the same block as Lisa's two hot spots.


Drake had the honor of meeting Lisa's beloved pup Giggy while dining at SUR.

Hayden Panettiere

The Heroes actress paid a visit to Vanderpump Dogs in March 2017.

Darren Criss & Mia Swier

Like Chrissy and John, the American Crime Story actor and his wife couldn't pass up the opportunity to recreate the Toms' famous kiss.

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning didn't just stop by TomTom—she went for a ride in Tom Sandoval's famed sidecar!

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul and Lisa have hung out a number of times over the years. She even attended the Overserved star's 53rd birthday celebration!

Kristin Cavallari

Lisa and Giggy pose for a picture with the Very Cavallari star in 2013.

Mario Lopez

The actor has hosted Lisa's Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala. Here, they pose on the red carpet in 2017.

Ross Mathews

Lisa and the TV personality are longtime pals!

Andy Cohen

Cohen isn't just Lisa's Bravo boss, he's also a fan of her and her many furry friends.

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