LISA Vanderpump’s famous Los Angeles eatery, Pump, will reopen on March 17 after it was suspended by the California State Tax Board, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Los Angeles celebrity hotspot Pump will reopen on Wednesday, March 17, The Sun confirmedCredit: The US Sun
Lisa Vanderpump’s eatery has been closed following a suspension over tax problemsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
However, a rep for Lisa, 60, confirmed to The Sun that the establishment will reopen on Wednesday, March 17.
A team of workers are currently working on both the interior and exterior of the building to get it back ready in tip-top shape to open.
Painters, welders, movers and more staffers were seen preparing the upscale eatery on Thursday.
Though it’s days from their planned re-opening, Pump is still listed as “suspended” from the California Franchise Tax Board.
The West Hollywood, CA restaurant is currently preparing to re-open after months of closureCredit: The US Sun
A team of welders and painters worked on the building to get it in shape for reopeningCredit: The US Sun
A majority portion of Pump is the outdoor garden patioCredit: The US Sun
The site states businesses’ with this standing are due to failure to file tax returns, failure to pay taxes and/or failure to pay penalties/interest.
Records show filings were made as recently as February 2nd, 2021 for the company account however, no status changes were indicated on the forms.
In order for the company to get back in good standing with the state, Pump would need to file any allegedly past due tax returns and pay any alleged past due tax balances, according to the state’s website.
It’s unclear what exactly caused the California Franchise Tax Board to suspend Pump or how much money the company allegedly owes.
Lisa owns the well-known eatery that opened in May 2014 with her businessman husband, Ken Todd.
Lisa opened the upscale eatery as one of her many restaurants in 2014Credit: Pump Restaurant/Instagram
The reality star and her husband, Ken Todd, own dozens of companies togetherCredit: Getty Images – Getty
She touched on her business and financial struggles while appearing on The Talk on Wednesday.
The reality star spoke of how her new show, Pooch Perfect, has helped her during this “dark” time.
“For me, to do two shows with this feel good factor in times where it’s been pretty dark and life’s been pretty stressful…
Pump has been a key location for Bravo’s Vanderpump RulesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Lisa often uses her various businesses as backdrops of the reality showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“I have to say, even now trying to get the businesses back together is going to be a challenge,” she told the ladies of the daytime show.
While fans of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would always describe Lisa as being “very wealthy,” the restauranteur said in September she lost a lot of money because of the pandemic.
Lisa explained: “Five months of paying rent and insurance, and having no business is taxing, stretching, [has been] a bit of a nightmare.
The former RHOBH star admitted times have been ‘dark and stressful’ recentlyCredit: Bravo
“But we’ll get back on track soon. When we do decide to open, we have good-sized patios. Pump is 90 percent garden.
“So we are very fortunate with that but we’ve just been waiting for it to be safe.”
Despite Pump’s massive patio, it did not re-open when Los Angeles county allowed outdoor dining months ago.
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