Thai Me Up wins on-premise license

Pattaporn Lorwatcharasophon of Thai Me Up Seaside.

Thai Me Up, a Thai Restaurant at 1575 South Roosevelt, and Hop and Vine, a bottle shop and tap room at 220 South Columbia, each went before the City Council Monday seeking liquor licenses.

Hop and Vine owner-operator Tim Welsh, one of the owners of Fresh Foods in Manzanita, said he anticipates selling about 1,000 different wines and 500 or 600 different beers for off-premise consumption, and about 20 tap handles and wines for consumption on premises.

The establishment will serve specialty cheese, crackers and charcuterie, he added.

Welsh will manage the establishment himself.

Hours will be seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Welsh said.

The establishment opens Friday.

With “no disqualifications” from Seaside Police, Hop and Vine received approval for a limited on-premises sales liquor license and an off-premises sales license, with councilors Tom Horning, Steve Wright, Seth Morrisey and Mayor Jay Barber voting to approve the license. Councilor Tita Montero voted against.

Thai Me Up

Proprietor Pattaporn Lorwatchasophon of Thai Me Up came before the council seeking a full on-premises sales license, allowing the sale of distilled spirits, malt beverages, and wine and cider. The license also allows private catering if the applicant gets pre-approval from the Oregon Liquor Control Authority. 

Thai Me Up Seaside is the second restaurant for Lorwatchasophon, with the original Thai Me Up in Lincoln City. 

She plans on serving beer, wine and specialty drinks. Service will be at the dining room tables only. 

Hours will be seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Seaside Det. Corporal William Barnes found no disqualifications and the application received unanimously council approval.

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