Don’t tell Lisa Vanderpump!
But the Hermers snatched up Jessica Biel’s former Au Fudge location on trendy Melrose Avenue in WeHo and will compete with celeb favorite Craig's and Lisa’s famed restaurants, a snitch confirmed to RadarOnline.com.
The Hermers are successful restaurant and bar owners with locations in London, Barcelona, Istanbul and they most recently opened Draycott in Pacific Palisades, a tiny beach town near Beverly Hills.
According to a source close to the British transplant Marissa, she likes the fact that the area of West Hollywood has become “restaurant row.”
"Marissa and Matt know what they're doing,” the sourced spilled to RadarOnline.com.
The new eatery is the best kept secret in the food business!
“Even Lisa doesn't know that the Hermers have leased this location, it's going to be interesting to see what happens,” the source warned.
"Marissa is excited at the prospect of going head-to-head with Lisa, she's hoping to have the restaurant open by summer 2019."
The Hermers opened Draycott in the new Palisades Village in Fall 2018 with much fanfare.
“It's been a huge success" the source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “Based on that, they're ready to make the move to WeHo."
Draycott bills itself as an elegant “all day café” even featuring tea time service as well as fine dining and full bar.
Biel's Au Fudge was billed as a family friendly experience, featuring a room for kids' parties and events.
In 2017 Biel admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that the eatery wasn't making any money, and a subsequent lawsuit filed by employees over $40,000 in missing tips were a recipe for disaster.
The lawsuit was later dismissed.
What do you think about another Bravolebrity opening up a competing restaurant just steps away from Lisa Vanderpump’s hot spots? Sound off in comments below.
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