The creators of “South Park” couldn’t have written it better themselves.
Casa Bonita’s fountain has disappeared from outside the Lakewood “eatertainment” spot, leaving fans who are waiting impatiently for the destination to reopen without a complete backdrop for their photo opps.
Following safety concerns from a crumbling foundation, the water feature has been razed but will be rebuilt, according to the City of Lakewood Planning Department.
A representative for the Lakewood office said the city expects to receive plans soon for a new fountain structure to be built.
Meantime, the pink palace’s towering facade is still intact as construction continues in and around the shopping center where Casa Bonita has sat closed since the start of the pandemic.
The destination’s new owners, Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” fame, have yet to announce a reopening date.
They are working with Denver chef Dana Rodriguez on the Casa Bonita revamp.
When it reopens, the restaurant should serve more scratch-made menu items and offer updated versions of the entertainment that generations of visitors have come to fear and also love — from cliff divers to mariachi bands to gorilla suits.
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