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12 charts that tell you everything you need to know about Colorado’s Paycheck Protection loans

Now we know.  Denver breakfast chain Snooze made it through the first year of COVID-19 thanks to a $10 million Paycheck Protection Program loan. Snooze’s loan was forgiven on June 11, according to data provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Same with Intrepid Potash, a Denver fertilizer manufacturer that said it received full forgiveness […]

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“South Park” creators agree to buy Casa Bonita, promise to improve the food

Art imitates life, imitates art? In a virtual news conference with Gov. Jared Polis, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the animated series South Park confirmed they’ve reached an agreement to buy Casa Bonita. The legendary Lakewood Mexican restaurant has been shuttered since early in the pandemic. Its owner, Summit Restaurant Group, declared bankruptcy […]

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Nicolais: They almost killed Casa Bonita! South Park creators aim to come to the rescue

Casa Bonita should be every bit as eternal as the gastrointestinal suffering it has caused over the past 50 years. Yet, just as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered other Colorado eateries, it closed the iconic restaurant last year. Free tours of the paradise/hellscape within the apropos Pepto Bismol-pink tower persist and the arcade is open, but […]

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Casa Bonita, which has been closed during coronavirus, files for bankruptcy

A well-known restaurant in Colorado that has been closed since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Casa Bonita in Lakewood, famous for its cliff divers, a 30-foot waterfall and festive decorations, filed for bankruptcy protection on April 6, according to documents. The restaurant was the subject of […]