The biggest shock from the season finale of Vanderpump Rules was when Lisa Vanderpump approached Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz about opening up a bar with her and Ken Todd. Well, it actually makes total sense for Lisa to ask Sandoval since he has been working at SUR for a decade and he has been very reliable. On the other hand, Schwartz has never come through for Lisa professionally, so I can see why he would be scared to accept the offer.
At first, I was thinking to myself, “What are you doing? Just say yes! Who would pass up a chance to start a business with Lisa and Ken?!,” but the more I thought about it, the more I understood why Schwartz would be little bit scared to take on that level of responsibility.
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While offering Schwartz the opportunity to be the “face” of a bar called Tom Tom is the dopest wedding gift he could have ever received, it probably wasn’t a great call to talk to him while he was wasted. So I’m super curious about what progress has been made since that wedding night conversation.
In an interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Schwartz recalled, “I mean it’s so up-in-the-air, but at first I was just like ‘Oh my god, I can’t do this. I don’t want to tarnish your reputation that you spent 30 years building.’ Plus, also, in that moment I was emotionally fried.” And drunk.
Not only that, but involving Schwartz seemed to come out of left field. Sure, Lisa loves Schwartz, just like everyone else on the planet, but he did not come through as a bartender at PUMP or as salesman for the LVP sangria, so it just seems random. If anything, I figured she would ask Katie to join in on this since she is one of Lisa’s bvest employees.
Schwartz admitted, “I just couldn’t even process what she was proposing to me. There was so much going on in that moment, I could not process it, but I’m excited about. And we’ll see what happens.” And unfortunately, not much has happened since the moment we saw play out during the finale. Maybe they were just trying to keep the plans under wraps so a spoiler wouldn’t get out?
Schwartz revealed, “We’ve looked at a spot near PUMP, and we’ve had some creative conversations. But we’ve only talked about it one time since then.”
Get on it. I would love to see this play out during the next season/ eventually visit the restaurant as a customer. Still, Schwartz remained optimistic saying, “Stay tuned, but I’m excited about it, and any opportunity to work with Lisa or Ken – I really look up to them. They’ve had so much success.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT LISA ASKED SCHWARTZ TO BE A PARTNER FOR HER NEW BAR? DO YOU THINK THAT TOM TOM WILL BECOME A REALITY?
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