Lisa Vanderpump’s PUMP restaurant sign has gone up at the Tom Tom Restaurant building located at 8932 Santa Monica Boulevard. This time the revitalized and more conspicuous four-letter word was placed next to the Tom Tom signage on Monday.
A banner in front of the restaurant explains that the former restaurant’s famous PUMP Brunch is resurrecting at Tom Tom on Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30am – 4:30pm. Fans of PUMP Brunch will enjoy speciality cocktail jugs at $45.00, and the popular PUMP cocktails are also making a comeback, like the beloved Pumptini, Pump&Glory, and Pumpagranite. They’re also offering a brand new Brunch Menu.
We reported here on July 15th that the iron gate and golden PUMP sign from Lisa Vanderpump’s freshly closed restaurant had moved a few doors away to grace the entrance of the main entrance to the front patio of Tom Tom, which is partly owned by Lisa, Ken Todd, Tom Sandoval, and Tom Schwartz.
It appears the owners are capitalizing on the PUMP name and plan to continue to cash in on the Pumptinis after the closure of the famous restaurant. The PUMP presence at Tom Tom Restaurant could also be a good distraction from the “scandoval” fiasco associated to Sandoval cheating on Ariana Madix with Raquel Leviss, which came out on an episode of the reality show Vanderpump Rules.
PUMP Restaurant’s final day was Sunday, July 3, 2023, after being in business for ten years. “While we have loved our time operating Pump, to take on another 10-year lease with a huge increase in rent by the landlords, is not something we are ready to commit to,” read a statement.
An employee at Tom Tom told WEHO TIMES at the time that the letters at the gate would possibly not stay up there for long. She said management thought the sign would be too confusing for customers who were lining up to take pictures of it, many not aware that the actual PUMP restaurant is no longer.
If the smaller PUMP sign at the main gate was confusing to some folks, the larger letters taken from the former restaurant and placed on the building down the street, may be a real scratcher, but it’s nothing a Pumptini can’t fix at a newly revived PUMP Brunch.