“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have one factor to say — courtesy of trash-talking character Eric Cartman — to anybody who unfold rumors that they couldn’t purchase Casa Bonita:
“You’ll respect our AUTHORITAH!”
On Friday, Parker, 51, and Stone, 50, informed Colorado Gov. Jared Polis that they’ve tentatively agreed to buy the Colorado landmark in Lakewood. The sale comes a number of months after the earlier house owners of the Mexican restaurant — made well-known by the biting animated present — stated the joint was not on the market.
“As of about an hour in the past, pending chapter proceedings, we’ve come to an settlement with the proprietor and we’ve purchased it,” Stone informed Polis Friday morning.
Casa Bonita was a beloved childhood location for Parker and Stone, which led to the restaurant receiving a number of mentions in “South Park.” In 2003, Casa Bonita was the main target of one of many present’s most basic episodes to this point.
With the sale, Polis requested the inventive pair whether or not they plan to enhance the standard of the meals of the restaurant, which has a reasonably mundane menu.
The duo has acknowledged their plans to enhance facilities on the iconic Mexican restaurant, which options an arcade, cave and waterfall with cliff-divers, amongst different sights.
“I believe everybody is aware of the potential of what that place could be and we actually do, and I believe it’s going to be an superior Colorado factor,” Parker stated. He beforehand informed the Hollywood Reporter that he and Stone felt “prefer it was uncared for even earlier than the pandemic,” including that “We’re going to do every thing we will. We wish to make it proper and make it superb.”
The creators, who each grew up in Colorado, struck a deal to purchase Casa Bonita shortly after inking a six-year, $935 million pact with ViacomCBS that features 14 “South Park” motion pictures for streaming.
Summit Household Eating places, the present proprietor of Casa Bonita, was compelled to file for Chapter 11 safety after a monetary setback amid COVID-19 shutdowns.
The restaurant — which might seat greater than 1,000 folks — has been closed for the reason that onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ultimate sale is anticipated to take months, pending court docket approval.
“If it have been as much as us, we’d have folks in there proper now engaged on it,” Parker informed the Hollywood Reporter shortly after Friday’s announcement.
Though the sale value has not been disclosed, Parker known as the worth “honest.”
Situated at 6715 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood, Colorado, the restaurant first opened in 1974.
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