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Un Bien Has Opened in the Former Paseo Spot on Seaview

Caribbean sandwiches have returned

Un Bien on Seaview
Un Bien on Seaview

Un Bien on Seaview has officially opened, reports Seattle Met. This second location for the Caribbean sandwich shop is located in the shack formerly occupied by Paseo. The spot has been vacant since Paseogate went down in late 2014.

From the looks of things, the owners have done a bit of sprucing and remodeling at the bright pink building. Otherwise, expect the same popular menu centered around Caribbean sandwiches served at the Ballard location on 15th Avenue NW.

If you need a refresher on the Paseo/Un Bien drama, here's what happened: the popular Paseo sandwich shop closed its Fremont and Ballard locations in November 2014. News outlets eventually learned that Paseo owner Lorenzo Lorenzo had filed for bankruptcy and had a lawsuit filed against him alleging racial discrimination and denial of mandatory meal breaks. Paseo's Fremont location was sold and reopened under new ownership in early 2015, while the Seaview location had remained shuttered.

Since last June, 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. And now they've come full circle in a familiar home on Seaview.

6226 Seaview Ave NW, (206) 420-7545, website. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.