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Lisa Vanderpump’s L.A. Restaurant TomTom ‘Will Reopen By May 1’ After Year-Long Closure, Manager Teases ‘Big Changes’

Lisa Vanderpump’s L.A.-based restaurant, TomTom, will “definitely be open by May 1st” after more than a year of closure, according to The Sun.

Manager Richardson Chery confirmed that the West Hollywood establishment is on its way to reopening its door with some big changes. 

“We are definitely opening May 1st. Most likely way before,” he told the publication with a winking face.

“Slow and steady wins the race. But cleaning a years worth of dust and such is a process. It's a lot to clean, it’s been a full year! he explained. “We are working around the clock to get TomTom ready. I met with Both Ken and Lisa.”

He continued, “Even Lisa was cleaning! I love how she participates in everything.”

Richardson said that LVP’s husband, Ken Todd, “has been trying to find other areas in his businesses to find work for [staffers], so we can start working again.”

Once the popular eatery and bar reopens, there will be “lots of new changes” including some to the menu, he promised. 

In addition to “stronger, tastier new drinks,” the restaurant will also be getting a makeover. 

“Now our patio is going to be amazing really, before it was a bit small, but now it’s going to get a makeover, I’m excited about it.”

“We’re meeting with all of the staff on Thursday and we are hiring,” Richardson told The Sun.

Rumors about the hot spot's fate first emerged when Google marked “permanently closed.”

While eateries and bars in the area are reopening, TomTom, which is co-owned by Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval, has not been in business since before the pandemic last year. 

Last month, Richardson told The Sun: “It’s more so about being safe than profit. Profit matters but if everyone is sick it’s not good. When we can accommodate more people it will be easier as the inside of TomTom is not super huge.”

Currently, Los Angeles County will allow indoor dining at 25% capacity in addition to outdoor seating. 

Although they could legally allow customers back in now, Richardson claims strict COVID precautions are to blame for the delayed opening. 

He explained: “None of us knew what was going to happen with Covid so none of us knew when we would open so we waited until the state said it was okay.”

“But Lisa and everyone is taking COVID precautions very seriously.”


Photo Credit: Bravo Media/NBCUniversal; Courtesy via TomTom Restaurant/Instagram