Water cascades from a fountain in front of Casa Bonita restaurant Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, in Lakewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Casa Bonita in Lakewood will reopen in May 2023, according to an announcement Thursday by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Dana Rodriguez, the Denver-based executive chef for the project, joined in the announcement. 

“Casa Bonita has brought so much joy to so many people over the years — we wanted to share the news of our May reopening as our holiday gift to the people of Colorado,” Rodriguez said in a statement.

Parker and Stone, Colorado natives, bought the bright pink restaurant and childhood staple in September, only months after it went bankrupt in April 2021 due to the pandemic, for a reported $3.1 million. They have been renovating the space ever since.

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