Katie Maloney Reacts to Conspiracies About Sandwich Shop ‘Something About Her,’ Offers Update Amid Permit Challenges, and Talks Schwartz and Scheana’s Alleged Kiss, Plus Lala’s Comment About Ariana

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Katie Maloney Reacts to Something About Her Conspiracies, Offers Update Amid Permit Challenges, and Talks Schwartz and Scheana's Alleged Kiss, Plus Lala's Comment About Ariana

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Katie Maloney reacted to claims of Something About Her being a money grab and offered an update on the status of the sandwich shop during a podcast appearance on Monday.

While opening up about Tom Schwartz‘s alleged kiss with Scheana Shay, 38, and Lala Kent, 33, comparing Ariana Madix, 38, to God post-“Scandoval” in another interview, Katie, 37, shared where she and Ariana stand when it comes to their opening date for their venue and suggested that day is near.

“I think people really, genuinely think this is like, some kind of conspiracy theory when we’ve said so many times that like, we’ve truly been at the mercy of these different agencies and people that assign or give these permits out,” Katie explained on the February 5 episode of The Nikki & Brie Show, via Taste of Reality on Instagram. “And it’s hard because especially in West Hollywood, they don’t operate the same way the greater Los Angeles does, and by the time you get someone to come out and do the inspection that you need, which sometimes takes weeks, if there’s any kind of repairs or changes that you need, then that takes a period of time and you’ve gotta get them to come back.”

According to Katie, it can take months in between these inspections. And she and Ariana have been faced with just about everything that could go wrong.

“[But] it hasn’t even been a year since we actually started work on the property,” she continued. “We acquired it, we took on the lease way before we were even prepared to but we didn’t want to let it go so it feels like we’ve been working on this for a lot longer than we technically have.”

Luckily, despite the many permit issues that have come up, Katie said she and Ariana “finally [have] all the permits [they] need in order to get the final one.”

“We just needed all those physical copies before they would come out and do the final walk-through that we need,” she revealed. “I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s just having to be patient. We just had to be patient and just kind of like roll with the punches and just like, take things as they come and just kind of get it done. Because you want to make sure that you’re doing everything that’s required of you. You don’t wanna get fined. You don’t want to go through all this just to close. It would be awful.”

“It is not easy but we’re so excited. It’s gonna be so great,” she added.

During another interview, Katie was questioned about Schwartz, 40, and Scheana’s supposed kiss, which she’s denied.

“All I’ll say is I think it will be a surprise how that all reveals itself, and what the reactions were,” Katie teased during a February 6 interview with Metro.co.uk. “I don’t want to give away too much, I know Scheana has said, ‘I didn’t make out with him.’ Given that I am very much healed from my relationship with Tom Schwartz, I obviously have a different perspective on everything now.”

As Katie explained, she’s been on a healing journey since splitting from Schwartz in February 2022 and has “separated” herself from him.

“I was really open to dating, and just having fun and embracing that side of myself that I haven’t explored for a long time. You’re definitely going to see more of that attitude, and that side of me,” she said of Pump Rules season 11.

As for Lala’s comment about Ariana, which was seen in the trailer, Katie said she wasn’t sure “what [she was] talking about” and insisted she was not making the comment out of jealousy.

“I don’t believe that that came from a point of being jealous. I think Lala has been extremely supportive and happy for Ariana, so I don’t know what she [meant],” Katie admitted.

Although there have been rumors of a feud between her and Lala, Katie shut them down.

“Lala is one of my closest friends, I love Lala so much. I think when Ariana and I began working more heavily on the restaurant – when we got the space and then almost a year ago is when we actually began the design portion of it all – I became busier with that whole part of everything, and she spends a lot of time in Palm Springs. We just weren’t spending as much time together but it wasn’t like we weren’t close or anything like that,” she clarified. “Her and Scheana spent a lot of time together because of [their daughters], and they’re really close. There’s a lot of things that we have different going on in our lives, but it doesn’t mean that we’re not still close or great friends. I don’t have a kid, so I’m not going to the park and playdates, and things like that.”

Also during the interview, Katie commented on the dynamic between the cast post-“Scandoval.”

“Everyone was trying to figure out how they wanted to approach their relationships respectively, with certain people. Everyone is in their own right, they can do what they want with that,” she shared. “I definitely had my own opinions and was pretty firm on those. So, it was just trying to feel people out and understand their perspectives on things. Maybe we didn’t all agree on those things – trying to not let that completely divide us was the biggest challenge.”

Vanderpump Rules season 11 airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.


30 comments

Miranda Pierpont February 12, 2024 - 11:18 am

What kind of “money grab” requires the business to go a million dollars in the hole before the front door opens?

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Justin February 12, 2024 - 1:32 pm

Those two women need a man to get the job done right.

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Crazy Eyes! February 12, 2024 - 10:12 am

This moron knows about as much about business as she does fashion!! The Sandwich Shack is doomed!!!

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Like, Nathaniel Gray, Like February 12, 2024 - 10:47 am

Sandwich Shack 😂

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TheMalibuHills February 12, 2024 - 10:42 am

I just laugh whenever I read an article about this bimbo screwing away her money on a real job that she is not prepared to work! Should have saved all her dough from this show.

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Jshappyday February 12, 2024 - 2:11 pm

Yes, this may be their Money Pit.

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CAMILLE BRAUN February 12, 2024 - 2:34 pm

Correction, “will be”

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Like, Nathaniel Gray, Like February 12, 2024 - 10:46 am

Ah well, off to Subway I go.

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Wicked Cupcake February 12, 2024 - 12:22 pm

I am certain the quality of product will be better than the pretend product at She Knows Something About Someone.

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Like, Nathaniel Gray, Like February 12, 2024 - 12:36 pm

lol I love cupcakes!

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Wicked Cupcake February 12, 2024 - 2:19 pm

😆😉

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Miranda Pierpont February 12, 2024 - 11:18 am

What kind of “money grab” requires the business to go a million dollars in the hole before the front door opens?

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7bf103b507ee129477856bd3da48abe5de180b387fb3ddd38a8581c39175adc.jpg

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Jshappyday February 12, 2024 - 2:10 pm

Ha ha. Less than 1/2 the size of the bar these two ladies gave the Tom’s so much grief about not being able to get it redesigned and open within a year and this was during Covid when most of West LA was shut down. It is frightening when Ariana speaks of not knowing her own house expenses, then how she will she manage the budget, timelines, taxes, ordering, menus, food safety, hiring, management and promotion and marketing of a business. I do hope the pair surprise everyone and it’s very successful. The latest was Ariana posted something about being busy so she is hiring a money manager to do her bills. You know how many lower level celebrities have been robbed blind, so I hope it is someone she knows very well and trusts. Never let a partner completely manage your money, or someone you hire…watch every move.

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Sharona February 12, 2024 - 2:21 pm

A failed one.

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Keef February 12, 2024 - 11:33 am

That dress is competing with itself.

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Pattyann February 12, 2024 - 11:53 am

Not a good look! Where’s the fashion police when you need them?

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mssweets February 12, 2024 - 12:13 pm

They’d constantly be hovering around her!🤣

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Wicked Cupcake February 12, 2024 - 11:40 am

I still maintain, that is the DUMBEST name for an eatery, ever.

She and Saint Ariana of the Cheated Upon better hope interest in them and the show maintains until that albatross sandwich shop opens, otherwise, immediate failure is theirs.

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Pattyann February 13, 2024 - 2:37 am

Actually, “The Albatross Sandwich Shop” has a nice ring to it!

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Wicked Cupcake February 13, 2024 - 4:41 am

Lol. Ya know, it does! Trademarking now!

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Pattyann February 12, 2024 - 12:10 pm

It’s a Saturday afternoon and we’re trying to decide what we should pick up for lunch. Sandwiches, sounds good, but where? There’s a new shop that opened but I can’t remember the name. Just google “sandwich shop”, something will come up.
Probably 20 different restaurants will pop up but I doubt “Something About Her”.
Why didn’t someone stop them? It sounds like they’re selling bras and panties.

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Jane_one February 12, 2024 - 12:56 pm

The name has nothing to do with what they are selling and is pretentious.

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WhereYoMamaAt February 12, 2024 - 9:27 pm

That’s why I keep suggesting the name be changed to “Much Ado About Nothing”.

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Jane_one February 12, 2024 - 10:57 pm

LOL!

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CAMILLE BRAUN February 12, 2024 - 2:33 pm

One of the dumbest things, next to “Swarz and Sandies,” that I’ve ever heard.

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mssweets February 12, 2024 - 12:14 pm

Did Katie just say Something About NOTHING? More permits…sure Jan

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Justin February 12, 2024 - 1:32 pm

Those two women need a man to get the job done right.

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Sharona February 12, 2024 - 2:20 pm

Haha, now you stepped in it!

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rodo February 12, 2024 - 1:58 pm

Lisa is protective of everyone around her. I bet she could have helped them to open the sandwich shop with the most stupid name this globe has ever heard in no time with just 5 helpful sentences, even with all the burocracy and everything. they literally had the wizard by their side and yet they failed miserably. how could Katie throw hundreds of thousands of dollars away just like that blows my mind

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sharonmarie February 12, 2024 - 3:38 pm

LVP has absolutely no power with city agencies who grant permits. Most restaurants take up to 2 or more yrs to get up and running. It’s only been a little over one year for Katie and Ariana. Their investors said they are prepared for a 24 month time to open.

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