We Need Your Help To

Save Casa Bonita

We are a coalition of Denver natives and residents from several industries who love Casa Bonita and we are very worried about its future. Casa Bonita is an important cultural and historic icon and a vibrant piece of the Colorado landscape.
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!
Our "Raise the Flag for Casa Bonita!" Community Event was a huge success!
Sopaipillas, mariachis and comradery...[Channel 4 was there]

As you may know, Summit Family Restaurants, Inc (a.k.a. Casa Bonita) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in April. This was due to a filing of unlawful detainer (eviction) by the landlord. We have been following the case closely and have retained counsel in Arizona, where the filing was made. As those two entities battle it out, we continue to gather support from the community - specifically fans of Casa Bonita.

We would like to announce that we have purchased Casa Bonita's debt from some of the small, independent creditors in the bankruptcy case, and the benefits are numerous. First, these vendors, such as the mariachi band and food/supply vendors were paid for 100 % of the funds they have been owed by the restaurant for over a year. Also, now Save Casa Bonita, LLC is a creditor in the case and we are participating in the bankruptcy proceedings and are asking questions in the hearings. The trustee of the case said it was refreshing that the community was getting involved in the case, which he said is rare. Casa Bonita has not submitted a payment plan for the creditors yet, but if the bankruptcy is approved, it could be years before they are paid off. The owners of Casa Bonita still say they are planning on opening, but there are no details.


Save Casa Bonita, LLC is not associated with Summit Family Restaurants, Inc.

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and also help spread the word!

Press

March stories:
Denver Post,  9News,   The Denver Channel (7 News)

Chapter 11 bankruptcy reports:
Westword and Newsweek and KDVR 31

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:
Westword Slideshow,   CBS Channel 4,   9News,   Denver Post (4/25/21)
Channel 7 (click right arrow on photo to start video)
Denver Gazette,   Denverite,   KDVR 31

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

June
9News with Kyle Clark about buying the debt
Westword article about the debt and Raise the Flag event
...and Channel 4 was there!

Meet The Team

Andrew Novick

Diana Morales Ayala

Rick Griffith

Betsy $B Rudolph

Merhia Wiese

Josh Epps

Danny Newman