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A legendary Colorado restaurant may have found its saviors in the creators of “South Park.”

Matt Stone and Trey Parker told the Hollywood Reporter they want to buy the kitschy Casa Bonita, which the pair have paid tribute to on more than one episode of their TV show.

“It’s just sitting there. It sucks,” Parker told the Reporter. “When it was like ‘Casa Bonita is going to close down,’ we said, ‘We’re going to go buy it.’ And I felt like it was the crowning achievement of my life.”

The restaurant, which opened in 1974 in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, had a Mexican-style menu, but the food was mediocre and quite frankly beside the point. The attraction was the entertainment: a 30-foot waterfall with cliff divers, strolling mariachis, a “haunted cave,” a magic show, a game arcade and — until fire codes shut them down — torch jugglers.

It closed at the start of the pandemic. Though its website claims it will be “reopening soon,” its owners, Summit Family Restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2021.

Parker and Stone told the Reporter they want to “treat it right,” including changing the food. They said they would partner with yet-to-be-identified “Colorado-based restaurateurs” should they be able to purchase the business.

Meanwhile, a Save Casa Bonita fundraiser organized by local fans and longtime Casa Bonita collaborators has raised more than $67,000 with the goal of preserving the local cultural icon for generations to come. One of its organizers, Andrew Novick, said he and his team were shocked to hear the news on Wednesday. He said the Save Casa Bonita group has been trying to contact Parker and Stone for a year for help on their endeavor.

“If anything, I would hope that they would contact us to include us in the future of Casa Bonita,” Novick said. “We have done a lot of work around bringing it to local ownership.”