Sean McKeown

Sean McKeown of End of the Trail received a full on-premises commercial sales liquor license for his new outlet.

Two Seaside businesses won liquor permits at the May 13 City Council meeting.

Jake Shipman, representing owners Tanya and Tim Mune-At, A Mighty Thai PIzza and Seafood at 2490 Highway 101 North, asked councilors for a full on-premises sales license, allowing the sale of distilled spirits, beer, wine and cider for consumption at the business.

Owners, with a restaurant in Manzanita, opened at the former location of BJ’s Pizzeria and are in the process of remodeling the south end of the building.

“The family has done 10 years of Asian business in Portland,” Shipman said. “They’ve been running the Manzanita Mighty Thai for four years, and are excited to be part of the community and happy to be part of a beautiful place.”

After a review from Det. Cpl. William Barnes of the Seaside Police Department, councilors unanimously approved the application.

End of the Trail

Sean McKeown, a member of a longtime restaurant family in Seaside, asked councilors for a full on-premise sales license at the End of the Trail Public House at 723 Broadway.

McKeown was the owner/operator of the Irish Pub which used to be across from this location from 2012-17 as back bar to McKeown’s Restaurant.

“The idea behind the place is to have a pool table, darts, shuffleboard, cornhole,” McKeown said. “Really a place for people to have something to do other than sit at a bar and drink.”

He said he plans to serve pub-style food. The restaurant’s name is derived from “End of the Trail” statue at the turnaround, erected in 1940 to salute the two-year, 4,000-mile expedition of Lewis and Clark.

While the restaurant won’t theme “too much” with the explorers, some history will be displayed along the walls.

Barnes, in his report, said there are no disqualifying factors with McKeown or the location.

Councilors voted to approve the license.

He said he hopes to open within the next 30 days.

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