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Lisa Vanderpump announces closure of her famous restaurant

The reality star has been forced to close the popular eatery due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Lisa Vanderpump has announced the permanent closure of her famous restaurant, Villa Blanca.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star confirmed the news, after rumours started circulating about the future of her restaurant business.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Lisa said: “Although there have been many untrue articles in the past week or so about the reasons for closing Villa Blanca, we are indeed going to be closing up our doors for good.”

Lisa explained that the 12-year lease for Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills is expiring soon, and the landlord was not willing to renegotiate on the rent price.

She said: “If the landlord had been willing to renegotiate and the lease wasn’t ending, we would have reopened, but unfortunately with Coronavirus, the situation was beyond our control.”

Despite the closure, Lisa is hopeful she can reopen the restaurant at a different location.

“While saying goodbye to the location where we have actively served the Beverly Hills community for 12 years and employed hundreds of Angelenos, is a sad time for us, we are excited to perhaps bring Villa Blanca back in the future at a different location – as its staff and customers have always been a family,” she explained.

 

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Right now, Lisa and her husband Ken Todd are focused on reopening their other restaurants in Los Angeles – including Pump, SUR, and Tom Tom.

She said: “We will definitely be opening up the other restaurants as soon as the government allows it and they are safe to open, and many of the Villa Blanca staff members will be relocated to these businesses.”

On the latest episode of Goss Chats, Ali Ryan sits down with Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn, who reveals the real drama between the women on the show, and how she battled coronavirus on her wedding day.

#GossChats is sponsored by top Irish aesthetic clinic Haus of JeJuve, which is now back open for bookings.

 

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