We've just learned that one of Central Maine's most iconic bars is moving into a new home. For decades, the Wharf has been a favorite hangout among locals and beyond in the eclectic city of Hallowell, Maine. But, recent changes are forcing the business out.

According to owner, Wayne Hyde, the business will be uprooting from it's 40-year-long stay in Hallowell and moving to a new spot on Water Street in Augusta. According to Spectrum News, Hydeout at The Wharf will be taking over what used to be the Eagles Club at 71 Water Street.

Hyde told Spectrum news that he plans to have the new location open around April 1st. In addition, Hyde told them that the new location is around 30 feet higher above river-level than the soon-to-be former location. This should help drastically reduce, and even eliminate, the threat of flooding that frequently happened in the springtime.

People who still want to visit the Hallowell location still have a bit of time before the move. Spectrum News says that The last show at the Hallowell location is happening March 26 with Tommy O’Connell and the Juke Joint Devils.

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