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Lisa Vanderpump Confirms Her Restaurant Villa Blanca Is Closing After 12 Years But Hopes To Reopen In New Location After Pandemic!

Lisa Vanderpump has confirmed that her restaurant Villa Blanca is officially closing after 12 years. "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," the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told The Daily Mail.

"Reputable news sources shouldn’t quote untrue facts printed in gossip columns."

LVP shares that the 12-year lease for the restaurant is expiring imminently and the landlord was not willing to renegotiate on the rent price.

"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."

Vanderpump reveals that she's hopeful that she can reopen the restaurant at a different location after the pandemic.

"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."

LVP and her staff have been feeding the homeless fresh meals every Monday morning since the Beverly Hills restaurant opened and she revealed that will continue despite the closure.

"We will also be moving our Homeless Initiatives, to our other kitchens, to continue feeding the homeless weekly, which we have been committed to for the past 12 years."

Meanwhile, Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd will focus on reopening their other establishments, which are Pump, SUR, Tom Tom and Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Caesars Palace.

"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," she told The Daily Mail.

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