We Need Your Help To
There are many scenarios that could play out and we created this campaign to gather awareness and funding from the community so we can be prepared to act and have influence, whichever direction it goes – we just want to make sure we have a voice!
Please donate to our GoFundMe campaign
and also help spread the word!
Denver Post article - explains what is happening
Channel 9 News story
The Denver Channel (Channel 7 News)
Chapter 11 bankruptcy reports:
New reports from:
City Cast Denver podcast with Bree Davies
A fun interview on KBPI Rock Radio
...and a CBS report on Channel 4 Denver
A lot of press from the rally on 4/24:
CBS Channel 4
Denver Post (4/25/21)
Channel 7 (click right arrow on photo to start video)
Here is a great article summing-up where things stand:
Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle
another editorial in the Denver Gazette
and a 303 Magazine piece about our team
Meet The Team
Andrew Novick is a Denver native and is known as Casa Bonita’s #1 fan (he recently had a huge charity fundraiser for his 300th visit to Casa Bonita), and he is also an electrical engineer with the federal government, an artist, a performer and an experiential event producer.
Diana Morales Ayala
Diana Morales Ayala is a Denver native, born and raised in the Northside. She is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, a serial entrepreneur, an artist, a savvy businesswoman and owner of Mermaids Bakery in downtown Denver.
Rick Griffith is an award winning graphic designer, restaurant designer, former Denver Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, artist, activist, and an owner of Denver's Black owned revolutionary bookstore. MATTER.
Betsy $B Rudolph
Betsy is a Denver native, the founder of the NEXT Gallery annual Casa Bonita art show (four years running), a professional artist and a long time Casa Bonita enthusiast!
Merhia is a Denver native, a Westword "Colorado Creative" a 5280 Magazine "Disruptor" and has several years of experience working for an immersive arts organization advocating for a living wage for artists, diversity and accessibility for employees and patrons.
Josh Epps is a former jeweler turned restaurateur. He has owned and operated award winning restaurants in Denver. He is the recipient of the Mayor’s Design Awards and several "best of Denver" awards. He currently owns and operates Jelly Cafe.
Danny Newman loves Denver. He’s lived here his whole life and is passionate about helping the city grow while making sure we save what makes this city special. Danny’s dad was hired as a cliff diver at Casa Bonita in 1974 and Danny’s mom worked at Casa Bonita for a few weeks before quitting because she got hired at My Brother’s Bar. (The family now owns My Brother’s Bar)