Schwartz and Sandy’s has been in the works for a while, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The plan for the spinoff bar, dreamed up by veteran Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, was unveiled on the 9thth season of the Bravo reality show, where her TomTom partner Lisa Vanderpump questioned her slow progress in opening the new location.
“We want to do a little ‘progress meeting’ because we want people to be able to see the ‘before’ so they can appreciate the ‘after,'” Sandoval said in a Season 9 episode. via BravoTV.com. “I just wish we had made a little more progress.”
But more than a year after those scenes were filmed, the bar in Franklin Village, Calif., will soon be open to the public, Schwartz and Sandoval recently confirmed.
Here’s what you need to know:
Tom Schwartz & Tom Sandoval said they could open Schwartz & Sandy’s before Halloween 2022
When continuing the Deux Me After Dark podcast In May 2022, Sandoval admitted there was no “firm date” for the bar’s opening, but he hoped it would open by the end of July. “We pretty much had to commit to an event, so we need to be ready for that event in July,” he said. “So we’ll probably open there to the public very shortly after that.”
The event was a private party hosted by The Daily Mail. But more than three months later, Schwartz & Sandy’s remains closed to the public. So, what’s up?
In an interview in October 2022 with ShowBiz Cheat SheetSandoval promised that Schwartz & Sandy’s official opening ceremony is getting “very, very close,” then teased that he and his partners are targeting an official opening ceremony before Halloween on Oct. 31.
“We’ve thrown some private parties,” Sandoval said. “Of course we did the Daily Mail party and a family celebration.”
Schwartz chimed in, adding, “We’ve had a hard time with private parties and special events. But it feels good to say we are so close to officially opening.”
The potential opening of Schwartz & Sandy was already on the calendar
The fall 2022 grand opening is much later than the originally announced date for the bar’s opening. Months before Sandoval announced a grand opening in July, Entertainment Tonight reports that the new bar of the two Toms should probably open at the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.
According to The Daily MailCovid delays and supply chain issues have contributed to ongoing problems opening the bar.
When the duo temporarily opened their doors for the Daily Mail party, all the major “Vanderpump Rules” co-stars were there including Lisa Vanderpump, Peter Madrigal, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Brock Davies, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss, Sandoval’s girlfriend Ariana Madix and Schwartz’ ex-wife Katie Maloney, according to BravoTV.com. Other Bravo stars, including “Shahs of Sunset” star Mercedes LMJ” Javid, were also on the guest list.
At the moment Schwartz & Sandy website has no official opening information and still says “Coming Soon”.
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