Old Casa Bonita Items are For Sale Online

By Shawn Patrick on September 12, 2022
Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post

With the South Park creators buying and redoing Casa Bonita, one would expect the already iconic Denver Mexican restaurant to get even more famous when it reopens. So, how cool would it be to own a piece of Casa Bonita history?!

James McLaughlin, the man who owned and operated the photo operations, the snow cone machine, the “Penny Pincher” machine and ATMs inside Casa Bonita for decades has retired to Florida and is now selling some of the décor that once hung in the legendary restaurant.

Items that McLaughlin is selling on Facebook include the “Jail Photos” and “Old Time Portraits” signs. Other items including the “Penny Pincher” machine that embedded images of Casa Bonita’s logo and imagery on flattened pennies already sold for $2,000.

Check out James’ Facebook page here to see the items that are still for sale.

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