The day might finally be here.
Casa Bonita’s future hung in the balance for an entire year after being closed because of COVID. But a group of longtime Casa Bonita loverswere determined not to let the famous and special Denver entertainment center meets restaurant fall by the wayside.
The parent company, Summit Family Restaurants, had recently filed for bankruptcy, but that hasn’t put a stop to reopening plans predicted to be as soon as Memorial Day. A Go Fund Me page dedicated to Casa Bonita’s future called ‘Save Casa Bonita’ has raised over $59,000 at the time of writing this article, and it seems their efforts have made a big difference. Casa Bonita’s official website recently published an announcement that the cultural venue would be reopening and more information would be released soon, with Summit Family Restaurant’s CEO Bob Wheaton behind this supposed reopening.
There is still a bit of uncertainty behind Casa Bonita’s fate, as the group running Save Casa Bonita are even in talks of trying to take over ownership of the place. With plans for a renovation that would bring it into the 21st century with a more diverse staff, the group of restaurant owners, artists, and activists is as eclectic as the restaurant itself. They aren’t sure where the funds would go, but if they don’t reach their $100,000 goal, they plan to refund 80% of all donations that were over $100.
If you aren’t familiar with Casa Bonita, now may be a great place to check out this historic and culturally-important Mexican restaurant and family entertainment destination located in Denver, Colorado. One of the nation’s top ten roadside attractions, Casa Bonita has been delighting audiences for 46 years. There’s great food, cliff divers, and music great for a night out with the entire family.
We’re waiting with baited breath to see what the future holds for Casa Bonita.
Where: 6715 W. Colfax Ave.