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A new business catering to fisherman in the Town of Orange may end up having to close its doors. There's nothing wrong with their product, it's the silly name: the Orange County Master Bait Shop.

The shop was open for just 2 weeks and was the only bait shop in Orange when the complaint was made.

Owner Michael Declue has heard the complaints, but says he chose the name to be memorable. He also claims regardless of whatever innuendo people are suggesting, he's not changing it.

"People are taking the master and also the bait shop and combining them together into a word that's not actually spelled on our business name," said Declue.

In retaliation, Declue says someone unplugged his cooler full of live bait, and others have complained about it to town council. The topic came up at Monday night's meeting.

Still, the mayor of the town of Orange says he's glad the town has a new business. 

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