BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – A restaurant in Broomfield and its employees got a massive surprise Friday night. Someone not only picked up all of the patrons’ tabs, but also tipped the staff more than $5,000.
It happened at the North Side Tavern which just reopened after closing in December. The owner, Steve Bauer, told CBS4’s Conor McCue it wasn’t until about two weeks ago he felt safe enough to hire back staff and welcome customers.READ MORE: Dick's Sporting Goods Park Welcomes Coloradans For More COVID Vaccines
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The owner of the North Side Tavern in Broomfield says someone picked up everyone’s tab last night and tipped staff more than $5,000. The restaurant recently reopened after closing in December @CBSDenver https://t.co/jMd2ccUxKZ pic.twitter.com/Ciec4U9Fob
— Conor McCue (@ConorMcCueTV) February 27, 2021READ MORE: Association Alerts Denver Teachers Of Plans To Return To Classroom
Bauer tells CBS4 the benefactor was a regular customer who wishes not to be identified. Many customers who had their meals covered still tipped staff generously.
“I had some employees almost in tears last night,” Bauer said over the phone Saturday. “They felt like they truly mattered and were appreciated.”
Broomfield County lifted some COVID-19 restrictions in its move to Level Blue on Feb. 22, the first county at the time to do so. It meant restaurants could allow for more people inside.MORE NEWS: Louisville Students To Create Unique Memories With COVID-Restricted Prom
Earlier this week, a man identified as the COVID Bandit gave each employee at Guard and Grace in Denver $200, totaling $6,800 in generosity.