Lisa Vanderpump’s Beverly Hills restaurant, Villa Blanca, is facing rumors of a possible permanent closure.
As of now, the restaurant’s official website features a message regarding the establishment remaining closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, its social media accounts haven’t been active for months, and because of that, many are wondering if a report from Tamara Tattles may be true.
According to the report, the restaurant of the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is up for sub-lease as it faces a potential bankruptcy following a couple of discrimination lawsuits.
Another report from Screen Rant on July 6, one of those lawsuits was filed by a former Villa Blanca server, who suggested the restaurant was a very hostile place to work. Two years after the woman’s case was filed, a jury awarded her punitive damages after examining evidence she presented to the court.
Although Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, who co-owns the restaurant, have not yet made any public announcements regarding the future of Villa Blanca, which is the oldest of their Los Angeles establishments, Tamara Tattles’ report suggested that the venue has been painted white so that no one can look inside. The report also revealed that the restaurant has suggested that they aren’t closed permanently but are currently undergoing renovation.
Amid the shutdown, rumors have been swirling that suggest that Lisa supposedly can’t afford the rent on the property as others have suggested it is Ken who is in debt.
News of Villa Blanca’s potential closure has also been circulating on Instagram. In a post shared hours ago by a Bravo fan page, it was noted that the restaurant is allegedly boarded up at the moment with a note on the door.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz announced in March that they would be temporarily shutting the doors to their restaurant, TomTom, which is co-owned by Lisa and Ken, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At the same time, it was confirmed that Villa Blanca, Pump Lounge, and SUR Restaurant would be temporarily shutting down their operations as well.
In a message shared directly to his online audience, Schwartz said that he would be missing them at the restaurant and hoped to be back open quickly. He was met with a number of positive messages from his followers who applauded him and his partners for doing the “responsible thing.”