One of Orlando’s oldest ice cream shops caught on fire last Friday but the owner says he’s not going anywhere and plans to come back even stronger.
Goff’s Drive In (Facebook) has been open on Orange Blossom Trail since 1948 and was once the target of a Klu Klux Klan bombing in the ’50s for serving white and Black customers through the same service window.
The Orlando Fire Department confirmed with Wesh that they believed the recent fire, which started in the restroom, was intentionally set and the owner, Todd Peacock, shared that his motion sensor alarm went off before the fire alarm.
This is the second time this month the ice cream shop has been damaged by fire, with another incident taking place on May 4th when a man was seen leaving the scene with a bag in his hand, just moments before smoke was seen coming from the shop on a surveillance camera.
A GoFundMe fundraising page was launched HERE to help the 73-year-old business (74 in June) with the cost of repairs.
Goff’s is located at 212 S. Orange Blossom Trail [GMap] and is closed until further notice.