Lisa Vanderpump‘s self-named restaurant in L.A. is finally shuttering — and it seems like the work crews are getting a jump on tearing it down before the official close date.
TMZ has obtained photos taken Tuesday which show PUMP pretty damn empty and abandoned … albeit for some dudes who were busy throwing crap into a moving truck — including some pieces of a gate that once lined the outside of the establishment.
As you can see, there’s a lot being done ahead of Wednesday … which is the day LV has said PUMP is closing its doors for good. Clearly, no one is dining there on the 4th.
Remember, the place was absolutely packed just a couple days ago … which seems to have been the last time PUMP would serve anybody. The “Vanderpump Rules” cast and crew were there as well, and yes — cameras were rolling to capture one last hurrah at the joint.
It’s the end of an era for sure — Lisa opened this place more than a decade ago amid her successful stint on ‘Real Housewives’ … which went so well, she got her own show out of it.
When it comes to why PUMP is closing at all — good old-fashioned cold-blooded capitalism, which Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, were on the receiving end of year after year. Of course, we’re talking about increasing rent prices … which were tipping into a million bucks.
Lisa and co. have been waving people to their other restaurants in town … including SUR and TomTom — which she co-owns with Sandoval and Schwartz. Here’s hoping you got your fill while you could … ’cause PUMP’s gone, baby. No more orders here, unfortunately.
Happy times, good memories.