David Barney, Everett’s pastrami king, is back

The pastrami king of Everett is back in the building.

His hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop, Barney’s Pastrami, 5130 Evergreen Way, was often closed since mid-August.

A Herald reader concerned about David Barney asked the paper to please investigate. “I simply want to make sure he is OK,” he wrote.

Barney, who runs the place solo, said he has been recovering from a car crash.

“A guy rear-ended me and injured my shoulder and neck. Totaled my car. I was stopped and he really plowed me,” Barney said. “I’m doing better now.”

Barney’s deli was featured in a What’s Up With That column earlier this year (www.heraldnet.com/barneychat) and a dining review in 2009.

The walls have celebrity photos that Barney renames with his surname. Marilyn (Monroe) Barney. Albert (Einstein) Barney. Dean (Martin) Barney.

The quirky nametags started 21 years ago when he opened the shop.

“That’s how I feel about my customers. They are all Barneys,” he said.

“They are my family. They are supporting me and helping this dream to be fulfilled. Without them I’d be nowhere.”

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