Sergio Sanchez will open Viva Tijuana Mexican Cuisine at 1445 S. Roosevelt, the site of the former Mazatlan Restaurant. Sanchez was an employee who worked for Mazatlan for 22 years. He came before the City Council on Monday seeking approval for a full on-premise commercial license.
There have been no incidents on the premise that would be concerning for this application or any disqualifying information to deny the application, Seaside police said in a review submitted to the council.
A former employee of City Councilor Randy Frank at Norma’s Restaurant in downtown Seaside, Frank gave Sanchez a personal endorsement.
“I know that he’s going to do a great job and be successful,” Frank said. “I would make motion that we accept his application.”
The council unanimously approved the license request. The restaurant will open pending Oregon Liquor Control Commission approval.
Allyx O’Connor, of the Adrift Hotel, at 125 Oceanway St., also sought approval for a full on-premise commercial sales liquor license. The license allows the sale of distilled spirits, malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption at the 22-room hotel. The license also allows private catering if the applicant receives preapproval from the state.
“We’ve been in business here for several years,” O’Connor said. “We have a liquor license right now to be able to sell wine and beer —which is great — but we would love to be able to serve some spirits for our guests.”
Police review did not find any disqualifying information or reason to deny the application.
Council members unanimously approved the license.