The long and winding story of Paseo and Un Bien is getting another chapter: Seattle Met announced that Un Bien will take over the former Paseo outpost on Seaview Avenue, which has been vacant since "Paseogate" went down in late 2014.
The world stopped turning when popular Paseo closed its Fremont and Ballard locations in November 2014. The drama that unfolded included a bankruptcy filing and a lawsuit—alleging racial discrimination and denial of mandatory meal breaks—against former owner Lorenzo Lorenzo.
Since last June, though, Lorenzo's sons, Julian and Lucas Lorenzo, have been using their father's recipes to carry on the family's legacy of incredibly popular Caribbean sandwiches at Un Bien in Ballard. Meanwhile, Paseo's original Fremont location reopened under new ownership in early 2015, making similar food.
Seattle Met says to expect the new Un Bien expansion at an old Paseo venue this spring. Also worth keeping an eye on is the progress at Paseo's new SoDo development.