Restaurants have been reopening, with a notable exception. Casa Bonita, which closed last March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, has remained closed with no announced reopening plan. When the restaurants owners filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, some die hard fans stepped up to help!
Now, the those fans are now putting their money where their mouths are. Andrew Novick, with Save Casa Bonita, LLC, said the group has purchased a portion of Casa Bonita’s debt as a plan to help entertainers and small vendors get what they are owed.
“When they were threatened with eviction by the landlord, then they filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy. That protects them from all of their creditors, but what we saw when we looked at the list of creditors, is there was a lot of small organizations that we felt bad for,” Novick said.
Novick said they have already paid some of the people who were owed money, and now his group is a creditor in the bankruptcy case.
The group also plans to continue its overall mission to save the restaurant’s future. That work will include another community event in support of Casa Bonita. It’s scheduled to be held Monday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., outside of My Brother’s Bar on 15th Street. Read more about this story from 9News HERE