Steve Bauer is a lifetime career restauranteur. He started in the restaurant business at the age of 16 bussing tables at a high-end Italian restaurant back east and fell in love with the business. In 1979, Steve moved to Denver to attend the University of Denver’s Hotel and Restaurant school. Following graduation, Steve worked throughout the U.S. and internationally for many large national restaurant corporations, managing and opening new locations.

 

In 2014, Steve left his long-time corporate restaurant career to return to Colorado to spend more time with his son and aging parents. Upon his return, he decided to fulfill a dream of opening his own Tavern restaurant, closer to home and on his own terms. With the help of several friends, neighbors and family, the restaurant was literally built with their own hands. Steve was surprised and pleased to learn how helpful the City of Broomfield was in helping a small business to be successful, and how the people in the neighbors encouraged and embraced a neighborhood restaurant. The North Side Tavern is a Broomfield ‘Cheers' of sorts with a big heart, and it has been the community that has helped to make it a success. Steve is grateful to have returned home, and is also celebrating his recent marriage to long-time friend, Jackie.

 

Steve met his dance partner, Lorrie Gypin one afternoon while she was dining at his restaurant. Steve learned that each year, at her IEP (individualized education plan), Lorrie’s goal was to be on Dancing with the Stars. He could tell she was serious about it, even at the age of 52. A light bulb went off, and Steve immediately thought about how Dancing with the Broomfield Stars might be a way for Lorrie to achieve that goal. North Side Tavern has participated in the event in past years because it was a great opportunity to give back to the community. Steve thought it was also the perfect venue for Lorrie to be able to achieve her dream. He asked the Broomfield Community Foundation if they would consider Steve, a restauranteur/ business person and Lorrie, a Broomfield adult with developmental disabilities with a life-dream of being on Dancing with the Stars as a dancing couple. Broomfield Community Foundation is thrilled to have both as participants, and Steve is grateful to be able to help Lorrie’s dream come true and that she has chosen to share her star moment with him.

  

Lorrie Gypin is a 52 year old Broomfield resident, Colorado native, cowgirl, born with the challenges of developmental disabilities and epilepsy. Lori has had a long-time dream and goal of being a dancer on Dancing with the Stars, but could not figure out how to make that dream come true. Lorrie, through the assistance of Innovations/ Imagine, currently works full-time rolling silverware and cleaning Boulder-area restaurants. Lorrie has a passion for sports, puzzles, music and of course, dance. Lorrie is a kind and generous individual, who is always looking for ways to help others and support those she lives with in her home. Lorrie is so excited to have her dream come true and be able to dance at such a great event, knowing that it will also help her community and others like herself. This event is her dream come true!

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Lorrie and Steve

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Steve Bauer is a lifetime career restauranteur. He started in the restaurant business at the age of 16 bussing tables at a high-end Italian restaurant back east and fell in love with the business. In 1979, Steve moved to Denver to attend the University of Denver’s Hotel and Restaurant school. Following graduation, Steve worked throughout the U.S. and internationally for many large national restaurant corporations, managing and opening new locations.

 

In 2014, Steve left his long-time corporate restaurant career to return to Colorado to spend more time with his son and aging parents. Upon his return, he decided to fulfill a dream of opening his own Tavern restaurant, closer to home and on his own terms. With the help of several friends, neighbors and family, the restaurant was literally built with their own hands. Steve was surprised and pleased to learn how helpful the City of Broomfield was in helping a small business to be successful, and how the people in the neighbors encouraged and embraced a neighborhood restaurant. The North Side Tavern is a Broomfield ‘Cheers' of sorts with a big heart, and it has been the community that has helped to make it a success. Steve is grateful to have returned home, and is also celebrating his recent marriage to long-time friend, Jackie.

 

Steve met his dance partner, Lorrie Gypin one afternoon while she was dining at his restaurant. Steve learned that each year, at her IEP (individualized education plan), Lorrie’s goal was to be on Dancing with the Stars. He could tell she was serious about it, even at the age of 52. A light bulb went off, and Steve immediately thought about how Dancing with the Broomfield Stars might be a way for Lorrie to achieve that goal. North Side Tavern has participated in the event in past years because it was a great opportunity to give back to the community. Steve thought it was also the perfect venue for Lorrie to be able to achieve her dream. He asked the Broomfield Community Foundation if they would consider Steve, a restauranteur/ business person and Lorrie, a Broomfield adult with developmental disabilities with a life-dream of being on Dancing with the Stars as a dancing couple. Broomfield Community Foundation is thrilled to have both as participants, and Steve is grateful to be able to help Lorrie’s dream come true and that she has chosen to share her star moment with him.

  

Lorrie Gypin is a 52 year old Broomfield resident, Colorado native, cowgirl, born with the challenges of developmental disabilities and epilepsy. Lori has had a long-time dream and goal of being a dancer on Dancing with the Stars, but could not figure out how to make that dream come true. Lorrie, through the assistance of Innovations/ Imagine, currently works full-time rolling silverware and cleaning Boulder-area restaurants. Lorrie has a passion for sports, puzzles, music and of course, dance. Lorrie is a kind and generous individual, who is always looking for ways to help others and support those she lives with in her home. Lorrie is so excited to have her dream come true and be able to dance at such a great event, knowing that it will also help her community and others like herself. This event is her dream come true!