Seaside police cited employees from eight businesses for furnishing alcohol to minors in a decoy operation that proved to be “disappointing,” said Police Chief Bob Gross.

“We have seen much better numbers of those passing in the past,” Gross said.

Of the 36 businesses tested, only 28 – or 78 percent – did not sell alcohol to minors, Gross said.

The police department joined the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Clatsop County’s Reduce Underage Drinking Task Force in a “decoy compliance” activity on March 27. Several young men and women, between the ages of 18 and 20, were used to attempt to purchase alcohol at businesses throughout the county.

The following businesses sold alcohol to the decoys in Seaside, according to the police department:

• Seaside Rite Aid

• Seaside Safeway

• Tori Sushi

• Moody’s Supper Club

• Seaside Brewing Company

In Cannon Beach, businesses that received citations were:

• Family Market

• Cannon Beach Beach Store

• Surf Crest Market

The following businesses that passed in Seaside were:

• Stop & Go (south)

• Stop & Go (north)

• U Street Pub

• Seaside Discount Cigarettes

• Seaside Fultano’s Pizza

• Finn’s Restaurant

• Twisted Fish Restaurant

• The Bridge Tender

• The Boardwalk Restaurant

• Sam’s Seaside Café

• Beach ’N Brew

• West Lake Chinese Restaurant

• Station Market

• Pizza Harbor

• Turnaround Market

• American Legion

• Angelina’s Pizza

• Ballou’s Beach Club

• Big Kahuna Pub & Grill

• BJ’s Pizza

• Dooger’s Seafood & Grill

• McKeown’s

• Pizza Harbor

• Pizza Hut

• Relief Pitcher

Those that passed in Gearhart were:

• Gearhart Grocery

• Gearhart Liquor

Businesses in Cannon Beach that passed were:

• Warren House Pub

• Driftwood Restaurant

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