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Creators of South Park announce deal to purchase Denver’s Casa Bonita Restaurant

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone told Colorado Governor Jared Polis during a Facebook live event Friday morning that they’ve tentatively agreed to purchase Casa Bonita, the beloved Colorado landmark in Lakewood.

“As of about an hour ago, pending bankruptcy proceedings that have to happen in a couple of months, we’ve come to an agreement with the owner and we bought it,” Stone said.

In July, the creators of the long-running animated series told The Hollywood Reporter they had wanted to buy the legendary Colorado restaurant, Casa Bonita. The restaurant has been closed since March of 2020. The ownership group, Summit Family Restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a year later in April 2021.

The duo, who both grew up in Colorado, were interviewed on Friday, August 13 by Gov. Polis when they broke the news.

When “South Park” aired an episode that featured the restaurant in 2003, it enhanced the restaurant’s reputation as a Denver destination.

“We all love Casa Bonita,” Polis said “The one area that we’d all love to see an upgrade — I think I speak on behalf of everyone who patronizes Casa Bonita — is the food could be a little better.”

Afterward, Parker told The Hollywood Reporter the deal had closed that morning. “We bought it,” he told THR. “It just feels natural.” Financial details were not disclosed, but Parker called the final price tag “fair.”

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