Soft opening July 22 with a grand opening planned after the summer, 2019.
Sean McKeown, a member of a longtime restaurant family in Seaside, received a full on-premise sales license at the End of the Trail Public House at 735 Broadway located in the historic Beacon Hotel Building.
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.”
Serving 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.