Ahhh I love this game. Downtown Portland, Maine, is such a funny place when it comes to the politics of the waterfront restaurants. As a long-standing former bartender in the Old Port, I really got to know the ins and outs of how business is done and how many operators are actually behind one operation. That said, while I'm unsure of the ins and outs of this particular waterfront bar and restaurant called J's Oyster (a Portland seafood staple), locals seem to be sure.

As a member of Portland Waterfront on Facebook, I typically just scroll through the posts aimlessly and move past them unless something catches my eye. But this? THIS status caught my eye, because the comment section was so hilariously interesting. You never really realize how many conspiracy theories people make up until you put everybody together in a public Facebook forum.

On the Portland Maine Facebook, a woman named Kris Grant asked,

Does anyone know if or when J’s Oyster on the waterfront will reopen? Its website is no longer operating. I’m a travel writer from California.

Here were some of the little Portland rumor mill responses:

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Truth be told, the guys at J's Oyster have flooded more than a few times this past year. No matter which way this little iconic seafood place decides to go, we can only hope whatever goes in there next won't have as many flooding problems as last season.

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