In case you missed it, there was some big news this weekend regarding Casa Bonita.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Colorado, where the beloved Mexican restaurant-meets-entertainment center staple, Casa Bonita, has been in forclosure limbo since the pandemic forced it to shut its doors. While many have attempted to save it, from the Go-Fund-Me, Save Casa Bonita, to talks of new owners opening the restaurant for a brief period this year (though that didn’t happen).
Enter Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the animators behind the wildly popular show, South Park, who have featured the restaurant in an episode where one of the main characters does anything he can to be invited to a birthday party taking place at Casa Bonita.
After an announcement by Stone and Parker that they were interested in buying Casa Bonita in July, they’ve recently announced that they’ve purchased it! If all the legal stuff goes their way of course.
“As of about an hour ago — I have to qualify this, pending bankruptcy proceedings — we’ve come to an agreement with the owner and we’ve bought it,” Stone told Governor Jared Polis, in a Facebook Livestream that took place over the weekend.
Happy 24th Birthday @SouthPark! pic.twitter.com/VqOEdAo0VK
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) August 13, 2021
According to Stone and Parker, the cliff diving gorillas are obviously staying, and they’ve already talked about improving the food. Plus. Parker has mentioned expanding Black Bart’s Cave, as well as elevating the parts of Casa Bonita that needed to be elevated.
The consensus seems to be excitement all-around, from comments on Facebook to the Denver subreddit. People are really excited to see the new changes the creators can bring to the place.
What do you think? Are you excited about the purchase?
[featured image via shutterstock]