Has Lisa Vanderpump‘s Villa Blanca restaurant closed for good?
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has remained mum about the restaurant’s alleged permanent closure, but rumors are swirling that the elegant Beverly Hills spot might have shut its doors forever due to financial difficulty.
Tamara Tattles reports that a sexual discrimination lawsuit from 2014, during which the restaurant was ordered to pay $1.4 million in legal fees for a former employee, started a downward spiral financially for the establishment and might be partially to blame, while also adding that the restaurant’s building is up for sub-lease with signs on the windows stating the place is “Closed for painting & refurb.”
Also, at the moment, all of Lisa’s restaurants are closed due to the ongoing pandemic.
The outlet adds that a nearby business owner speculated that Lisa could no longer afford the rent after quitting RHOBH and alleged that Ken had “more debt than he could carry,” ostensibly contributing to the couple’s choice to shutter one of their outposts.
“By the way, what was your reaction to the news that Villa Blanca closed?” Andy asked Kyle, according to the AllAboutTRH.
“Well, I mean, all the restaurants are so hard hit in Los Angeles; it really didn’t surprise me at all,” Kyle responded.
The restaurant still has a notice on its website stating, “with the advisement of the government and local authorities, we are closing our restaurant until further notice.”
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