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Casa Bonita files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

After more than a year closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakewood’s Casa Bonita has filed for bankruptcy.

Summit Family Restaurants, Casa Bonita’s parent company, filed for Chapter 11 protection in Arizona on April 6.

But that doesn’t mean the business is closing for good; the Chapter 11 filing should buy Casa Bonita more time to pay off its debts, which amount to $4.4 million, according to court documents. And it could even continue to operate in the meantime.

Court documents show that most of Casa Bonita’s debt is owed to its owner, Summit Family Restaurants, through a capital lease

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Writer begins new chapter about her time at famous restaurant

An artist who worked as a waitress at Colandrea New Corner has started a writing project to chronicle her experiences at the legendary Dyker Heights restaurant.

Vermont native Jillian Marshall, 33, came to New York after earning her PhD. She was working as an adjunct professor when she discovered New Corner.

“It was nine blocks from where I was living at the time and I was just blown away by this old-school local joint, and what was ultimately supposed to be just my side hustle ended up taking over my life in a way,” Marshall said. “I just found the

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