LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Weeks away from Casa Bonita's expected reopening, the iconic fountain in front of the Lakewood restaurant is once again filled with water.
On Tuesday, Sky9 flew over the restaurant, on West Colfax Avenue near Wadsworth Boulevard, showing water in the fountain, which has undergone renovations since it was removed in June.
> Watch the Sky9 video in the player above.
"South Park" creators and Casa Bonita owners Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Executive Chef Dana Rodriguez, announced last year that the restaurant will open in May after extensive renovations.
The restaurant is still hiring, after hundreds of job openings became available in January, including kitchen team members, bartenders and entertainers.
It's also now booking requests for special events starting July 1.
Parker and Stone entered into an agreement to purchase the restaurant for $3.1 million in September 2021. The "South Park" creators previously said they had plans to dive off the restaurant's famous waterfall and improve the notoriously bad food.
“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.
9NEWS obtained documents detailing the $12 million renovation plans that have been underway since the purchase.
> The video below aired in January: Casa Bonita looking for 550+ employees including cliff divers
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