Following up on a story we published HERE on May 8, following speculation that Ace Cafe would be closing its Orlando location, we finally have an answer. “Yes.”

According to a post the venue shared on its Facebook account at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 28, they are officially closed. The full statement is posted below. Confirmation of the time of closing was posted in the comments.

The story was first reported by the local blog,  Orlando Entertainment News (Website), on May 4, along with the claim that someone at the company had shared that building was being sold to a private developer to be transformed into apartment towers, though that claim had not been proven true at the time of this post.

Ace Cafe staff have refused to share any statements with media up until this point, declining an earlier request via Bungalower for a statement. We have reached back out to see if they would share information on if they have indeed sold the property and to whom, or if they know of any future plans for the property.

Ace Cafe, which is located at 100 W. Livingston Street [GMap], opened back in May 2019. The 35,000 SF complex opened with multiple dining and bar spaces, a gift shop, a motorcycle dealership, a gallery, and more.

The building was first used as a hardware and mill supply shop by Harry P. Leu, the namesake of Leu Botanical Gardens in Audubon Park, and was built in 1922 but is not considered protected by the City of Orlando.

The 2.94-acre property has a current value of over $10 million according to the Orange County Property Appraiser.

Brendan O'Connor

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