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    Roosterfish is Coming to West Hollywood at Lisa Vanderpump’s Former PUMP Space

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    Roosterfish is coming to West Hollywood. It turns out the rumors are true that the Venice watering hole is opening a new location at 8948 Santa Monica Boulevard, which was formerly home to Lisa Vanderpump’s PUMP restaurant.

    ET reports that Roosterfish, which currently has a space located at 1302 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, will open another location on the corner on Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard made famous by Lisa Vanderpump and her reality TV show Vanderpump Rules. They are hoping to open as soon as next month.

    A source tells ET, “Roosterfish has already started construction and if everything goes as planned, it will open next month.”

    The new location will be different from the original, which used to mostly be known as a gay watering hole. Roosterfish West Hollywood will serve food. “They’re going to be doing lite casual Italian fair,” reports a source to ET.

    The Venice gay bar closed on May of 2017, after being open for 37 years. Owners announce it was re-opened back in September of that same year. They hosted a pop event to raise funds for Venice Pride.

    According to its website the original Roosterfish no longer identifies as gay:

    When [Roosterfish] first opened, it quickly claimed itself as a gay bar, welcoming only patrons of similar sexual orientation. With this safe haven claimed, patrons were able to drink in peace without judgment from an archaic-minded society…with modern-day Roosterfish, its doors have reopened, welcoming in all walks of life. As one of the original bars along Mr. Kinney’s boulevard, is a part of a rare collective of original restaurants along Abbot Kinney, embracing the openness that makes Venice, CA as unique and special as it is! Roosterfish was one of the first progressive bars for the community and the new owners have kept its namesake in respect to the history Roosterfish has undergone.”

    Lisa Vanderpump announced PUMP restaurant was closing on May 4th via a statement, in response to rumors and reports that the space had been listed for lease on LoopNet, the online marketplace for commercial property, which listed the 2,865 SF space as a storefront retail.

    The listing has been removed from LoopNet as Roosterfish gets ready to move into the restaurant space known for its courtyard covered with olive trees.

    The closure of PUMP restaurant was filmed for season 11 of Vanderpump Rules.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    WGM
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    10 months ago

    Don’t use an old name just to change out all the cheap drinks and divey realness with starbucks decor and $22 martinis. Just name it something else more accurate like Miss Poopity-Doopity’s Overpriced and Overhyped Cocktail Lounge

    Kevin
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    11 months ago

    Great news and no it won’t be the divey roosterfish of yesteryear. While that was great, time moves on. That being said, Roosterfish will be more appropriate for weho then Pump, even in its new incarnation.

    Michael
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    11 months ago

    While I am happy that something will be opening in that spot, don’t fool yourself into thinking it will be anything like the old Roosterfish in Venice. Roosterfish was a neighborhood dive bar with cheap drinks, a jukebox, pool tables, and porn pasted on the bathroom walls. It’s unlikely that the new incarnation will have any of that. My guess is the owner is hoping for name recognition to bring some people in. That will work, to some extent. But the experience better back it up or it’s going to be a short run.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Michael
    11 months ago

    I don’t think anyone expected a new dive bar with cheap drinks to open up in the middle of West Hollywood lol

    The enforcer
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    11 months ago

    VAnderpoop never owned it. It wasnt hers. Please stop saying it was .

    Wakie WeHo
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    Reply to  The enforcer
    11 months ago

    Everyone knows she didn’t own it. I re-read the article and nowhere does she say she owned it. Saying former home of and formerly owned by are two different thing. Calling it the former Pump space doesn’t mean she owned the property either. Just sayin.

    Kiss it
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    11 months ago

    Hello rooster fish welcome to town, if you would like to stay in business your drinks need to be $10 or less, your fish and chips need to be $10 just like they are in Venice. Don’t think you can come here and raise prices like these bars have raise their prices that’s why it’s empty every night at all these bars they’ve had a too good for too long drinks in Palm Springs are still $3.50 and $2.50 during happy hour if they can make money they are those prices why can’t they do it here And where does… Read more »

    Wakie WeHo
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    $10 drinks? This ain’t 1995. Aren’t they charging $100K for for rent? Then there’s the hike in minimum wage. If you like the prices in Palm Springs move to Palm Springs. They’re all stuck in the 90s.

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Wakie WeHo
    11 months ago

    Lisa was paying $4000 a month in rent because don’t you forget she rented that parking lot iand little coffee shop back in 2013 that sat empty for five years because nobody wanted it …and promised to do these improvements on the property in which she certainly did do as you could see! But when the 10 year lease ended the rent could be raised to 4500 or whatever and the rent is not $100,000 there they want a 28,000…. Also there’s only 32 employees there so the minimum wage hike does not make any difference compared to her selling… Read more »

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    You are seriously living in an alternate reality.

    The rend for Pump was NOT 4000.

    You think haircuts should be $8 (effectively less than minimum wage for the barber)

    Drinks haven’t been $2.50 for over 20 years now.

    Your glory days are over. Inflation has happened of the course of several decades.

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    11 months ago

    Drinks are $2.50 at happy hour in Palm Springs what it is it happy hour regular well drinks or $3.50 And actually haircut should be brought down to 6 dollars because I was driving on pico and Union earlier today on my way to Silver Lake and there were signs that said haircuts for 6 dollars We should also bring minimum wage back down to five dollars an hour and also have a maximum of 10% for tipping for drinks because at the clubs when you pay with a credit card there’s a box a check for 20% tip 25%… Read more »

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    Wow you really are still living in 1992 lol

    Yes I also think everything should be 50-80% off.

    That isn’t reality though. Inflation has happened, food costs have gone up, rent has gone up. No place would be profitable with those prices.

    Good luck out there! Maybe you should move to a third world country

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    11 months ago

    I’m so glad you understand that everything should go down about 80%! We need to do a boycott, sit in, and maybe even picketing I have already instructed all the local queens to not buy any liquor Monday through Thursday only order water and have a seat and enjoy any entertainment or strippers that they may have
    We need to start regulating these prices around here

    Mike S
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    Are you drinking already? I bet you drop 50 coupons when you check out at Ralphs! (just teasing)

    Kevin
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    Please let us all know where drinks are 2.50 in Palm Springs. I know they are not this price at anywhere decent in Arenas or Downtown. If you have info please share.

    Mike S
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    11 months ago

    Not name dropping but I happen to talk to Lisa the weekend before closing and she said the land owner wanted $1 million a year for leasing!!

    RLC
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    Reply to  Wakie WeHo
    11 months ago

    Hey!The 90’s were great, not as great as the 70’s but still…

    Enough!
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    With the highest minimum wage in the country the drinks will be more expensive without a doubt! And that is why you’re seeing a decline in business all over.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Enough!
    11 months ago

    I’m not seeing a decline in business at restaurants or a decline in businesses opening in West Hollywood at all.

    Just saw some more new restaurants are opening on Santa Monica Blvd!

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Enough!
    11 months ago

    You are definitely right on that one! The bars are a ghost town when they used to be full of people on Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday nights as we all know on the weekend everyone comes from all over the place to come to West Hollywood, but on the weekdays it’s a total ghost town! I think we should have all drinks from from Monday to Thursday under five dollars and on the weekends they could raise them to $10 bars all over the nation make money with their drinks being at those prices why can’t these bars do… Read more »

    Enough!
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    YUP and restaurants definitely have less seatings…I was in WeHo Bistro a week ago on a Saturday and they only had one full seating. Some table turned over for a second time but it was only about 1/4 of them. During the pandemic the place had lines. Since the minimum wage increase, most restaurants raised their prices like $4-5 a dish. Then most have also tacked on 3-4% “kitchen gratuity” and then they want 20% tip on tip of that for a total of 24% tip..that’s crazy and so most people aren’t going out as much and you can see… Read more »

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Enough!
    11 months ago

    Hell no a kitchen gratuity? They want the customers to fund everything hell now if I eat there next time I’m gonna do a dine and dash and just run down La Cienega!

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Enough!
    11 months ago

    Most restaurants do not in fact have the kitchen gratuity charge. Some do, but that is ALL OVER LA County, not just weho.

    I pass by Weho Bistro all the time and they are super busy(especially on weekends).

    My neighborhood also has way more businesses along SMB than before the pandemic.

    Very glad the minimum wage increased!

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    11 months ago

    Actually, we need minimum wage to go back down to five dollars an hour so these workers can start earning their pay now they want you to tip them at the register when they ring you up I got the body shop next-door to the Ramada I bought a power drink and then she turned the computer around for me to sign my charge a plate and if I wanted to tip 15 percent or 25 or 30%! No! We need his cashiers to ring up and ring again we need them brought down several notches if they want a… Read more »

    Mike S
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    11 months ago

    WEHO Bistro is always full?? Food is great

    Joel Shields
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    11 months ago

    As warm a welcoming as the WeHo divas felt as they sashayed their happy asses to the Fish back in the day. Thanks for schooling us westsiders on how to behave in Camelot. May your wish be Grant

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