Plans taking shape for Orlando Ace Cafe

Publish Date: 
Aug 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rockers are getting a taste of what is to come as owners seek approval for the first phase of the world’s third Ace Café.

Ace Café plans to open an entertainment and retail complex, including a restaurant and bar, retail gift shop and a motorcycle dealership, in two renovated buildings in the central business district of downtown Orlando. Details are starting to trickle out, including renderings submitted to the city. The project is due to go before the Municipal Planning Board on Sept. 16.

The 2.94-acre retail and entertainment complex includes 18,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 14,000 sq. ft. of restaurant plus amenities.

The complex is expected to employ 200 people when it is up and running. The London Ace Café draws thousands of people to more than 400 events each year, and the Orlando complex will be larger. Ace is also wants to build a motorcycle museum and repair shop in the future.

The company plans to renovate one building with about 6,000 sq. ft. of retail on the ground floor and offices on the second floor. The 18,000 sq. ft. warehouse building would be converted into a two-story restaurant with an outdoor bar area.

The plan also includes a courtyard event area with a removable stage, a large, glass block display/exhibit/parking area in the center of the property, and additional vehicle show areas.

The parent company is keeping fans apprised of the progress on its Facebook page and website.

For those who just can't wait, a city appearance review report HERE has lots of details and images.