Patrons and staff fled unharmed as Welch entered the restaurant with an AR-15 rifle; he was convinced that he would find evidence of the child sex ring, but nothing but food at Comet Ping Pong.
While no evidence to back up any wrongdoing at Comet Ping Pong has emerged, the conspiracy theory lives on, as was evidenced by a very small rally in D.C. on Saturday that supported the child sex claim.
Even with the reversal of Alex Jones and Infowars, there are still plenty of people on social media pushing a link between John Podesta and child sex ring.
One of the more vocal about it remains Michael Flynn, Jr., the son of the ousted National Security Advisor to President Trump.
The younger Flynn tweeted this past week, "What else is John Podesta covering up?"
A few weeks ago, my wife and I took our kids to Comet Ping Pong for the first time since the December incident involving the guy who was convinced there was a child sex ring in the restaurant.
It was a busy Saturday, as the restaurant was jammed - the ping pong tables were all in use much to the consternation of my kids.
But while the patrons have stuck with the restaurant, the impact of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory is still being felt, as different security measures had to be taken by the owner, as there are still some people who won't let go.