Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney’s joint business venture, Something About Her, is on the verge of opening its doors to customers. Originally planned to launch in May, the sandwich shop faced delays due to permit issues. However, a source now reveals that the establishment will finally open in mid-August, and everything is ready, from the menu to the interior design, with the staff already hired.
The construction progress of Something About Her was evident from pictures shared by the publication, showcasing the patio outside the restaurant undergoing renovations. However, the site faced setbacks when the city declared that the patio didn’t meet permit standards. To comply with regulations, Ariana, 38, and Katie, 36, had to spend a considerable amount, reportedly ‘six-figures,’ to demolish and rebuild the outdoor space up to code. They also had to remove their signage.
The delays have led to fans speculating that the Vanderpump Rules stars were not being truthful about the reasons for the delay, accusing them of not being close to opening. However, a source close to the situation clarified that the permit issues were the only roadblock, and the frustration among the stars was due to the misunderstanding.
Despite the setbacks, Ariana and Katie have been keeping their fans informed through social media about the shop’s progress. They have managed to build anticipation and excitement surrounding the grand opening. During the Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion, they revealed that they had already sold merchandise connected to the shop, including sweatshirts, T-shirts, and hats, worth $200,000.
While filming for the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules is underway since late May, Ariana, her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval, and Raquel Leviss haven’t filmed together due to unresolved tensions. Ariana has not directly communicated with Tom since the season ten reunion, but they have used other cast members as intermediaries.
The production is expected to conclude filming around the first week of September, wrapping up another exciting season of the popular reality TV show. Meanwhile, fans eagerly await the grand opening of Something About Her and the chance to taste the sandwiches created by their beloved stars, Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney.