- Kathleen Richards
- You will never eat food this good ever again, Seattle.
We've been getting tips about this all morning, but it looks like the rumors are true: a Reddit user called TheRealBobCobb posted a photo of a sign posted in the front window of Paseo that reads:
Due to unfortunate circumstances, we are closing our doors.
We appreciate all the support and loyalty you have shown us over the years. We will miss you.
The Paseo Crew
Reports indicate that both the Ballard and the Fremont locations have closed. According to a PDF Ansel Herz passed along to me just now, it seems that Paseo's owners were sued for wage theft (among other charges) in September of this year. Hopefully, the story behind the closing will be revealed; every time I visited Paseo, I had to wait in a very long line, so it can't be lack of sales.
And for good reason! I've said on multiple occasions that Paseo is home to the best sandwich in Seattle. Dan Savage loved that sandwich. Everyone loved that sandwich.
And now it is gone.