Casa Bonita supporters are optimistic a few attainable sale to South Park creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone – CBS Denver

LAKEWOOD, Colorado (CBS4) – A report stating that the creators of the TV show “South Park” – Trey Parker and Matt Stone – are planning to buy an iconic eatery in Colorado came as a surprise to the workers at Casa Bonita and their supporters who are trying to do that Restaurant to reopen.

“We tried to contact her for many months. Over the past year, especially when looking for investors, they’ve been the obvious choice, haven’t they? So we tried everything we could to reach them, but we didn’t hear anything, ”said Andrew Novick, who organized the Save Casa Bonita group.

Casa Bonita fans take part in a rally in front of Casa Bonita in April. (Credit: Evan Semón / CBS)

On Wednesday afternoon, The Hollywood Reporter published an article stating that Parker and Stone were planning to buy Casa Bonita, which featured in one of the most popular episodes of South Park in Colorado. The restaurant has filed for bankruptcy protection, but is not for public sale.

“The main goal is to make sure it doesn’t go away,” Novick said of the tandem, creators of the hugely popular Broadway show “Book of Mormon,” which may have bought the property. “I think we have many parallel goals in many ways. We all want to save this restaurant. This is a place where we grew up. “

The Save Casa Bonita Group has also made every effort to make the restaurant fully functional. The arcade and gift shop are currently open, with tours of the facility available throughout the day.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone in 2012 (Image: CBS)

“We’ve closed for about a year and we want to bring that experience back to the people,” said Dawn Mestas, entertainment director at Casa Bonita.

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Divers have returned to the waters as the waterfall recently came on stream after repairs. Mestas says the owner told staff that the restaurant will reopen in September.

“We were really just trying to get back into the flow of things,” she said.

“Casa Bonita is important to them and they just want it to succeed no matter what,” said Novick, who has visited the restaurant more than 300 times. “We’ve worked really hard with the community to make sure we’re doing what’s right for our Denver icon. And hopefully that’s local. “

More about Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Trey Parker and Matt Stone both grew up in Colorado. The writing, production, and directing teams met when they were attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Comedy Central hired the couple in 1997 to produce the popular animated series “South Park,” a show that Steven Kroft of 60 Minutes said in September 2011 “changed the face of cable television.” The popular 1999 film “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut” followed. In 2011, her huge Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon” became a big winner at the Tony Awards. In the summer of 2012, the touring version of the musical made its debut in Denver. The couple at one point owned a multi-million dollar mansion in Steamboat Springs and have been spotted playing Denver Nuggets games in the past.

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