Ace Cafe Orlando closing after 6 years

Downtown Orlando restaurant opened in May 2017

Ace Cafe Orlando, the motor-centric dining and entertainment complex, is closing after six years, according to a social media post by the company.

The eatery opened on May 29, 2017 in downtown Orlando and featured a restaurant, bars, live music stages, and an art gallery.

“After six unforgettable years, the difficult decision has been made to permanently close our doors,” the restaurant’s statement read in part. “As we say goodbye, we hope that you share the same sentiment and have happy memories of good times spent at the Ace with friends and family.”

The original location on London’s North Circular Road “began as a roadside cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll-loving teens riding motorbikes during the ‘50s and ‘60s,” read the press release when the Orlando location opened.

With the Orlando location closing, there are still locations in London, Kuala Lumpur, Switzerland, Finland and Beijing.

When it opened in downtown Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer celebrated the event saying the cafe would be “adding to the vibrancy and quality of life in the area, and will help to generate increased visitation and economic benefits to the area with its festivals and events.”

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