According to multiple sources, popular Denver metro-area restaurant Casa Bonita has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
KDVR reports that Summit Family Restaurants, the company that operates Casa Bonita, filed for bankruptcy on April 6.
Casa Bonita first closed to the public in March 2020, though the president of Summit Family Restaurants then believed that the restaurant would be able to reopen later in the summer. At the time of the initial closure, 350 employees were dismissed.
Not much was heard about Casa Bonita through the start of the new year, with the restaurant remaining closed.
Then, in mid-March, a message was posted to the official Casa Bonita website announcing that the local favorite was reopening soon. Around the same time, a GoFundMe campaign was started dubbed "Save Casa Bonita," raising more than $15,000 as of April 12.
Details about what the bankruptcy filing means for Casa Bonita are sparse. More information is likely to come out in days and weeks to follow.
First opened in 1974, Casa Bonita is known for the cliff-diving performances that take place during the dining experience. It was also featured in an episode of popular television show 'South Park'.