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Ace Cafe is making a comeback in Central Florida, and is set to roar into Sanford

Less than a year after closing its iconic Orlando location, Ace Cafe is making a return, with news that the popular hangout for rockers, bikers and petrolheads is set to open in Sanford.

Ace Cafe is making a comeback in Central Florida, and is set to roar into Sanford

Ace Cafe has set the wheels in motion for a triumphant return to Central Florida.


Less than a year after closing its popular downtown Orlando location, Ace Cafe is making the short journey to Sanford, bringing the unique Ace Cafe experience to 115 N. Laurel Ave.


The project is being brought to life by the founder of Ace Café Orlando, Steve Glum, who has partnered with Sean Kelley, founder of 73 Moto in Sanford, and George Tsuchnikas, the owner of Ace Café London.


Plans have been filed with the City of Sanford to renovate and upgrade the building on Laurel Ave., with plans for an event space with a stage, bar, kitchen, multipurpose area, workroom, and retail space.


There is no word on a timeline for the new Ace Cafe Sanford, but we iwll keep you up to date on all the latest news on this exciting new development.



Ace Cafe Sanford has set up a Facebook Page, and featured a photo of the three men who are bringing the iconic Ace Cafe, he most famous motor-diner on the planet - to Sanford - Sean Kelley, founder of 73 Moto, Steve Glum, founder of Ace Cafe Orlando, and George Tsuchnikas, Director/Owner of Ace Cafe London.


Pictured here are (L to R), Steve, George, and Sean, having a look at the location in Sanford.


Ace Cafe Sanford Logo


Ace Cafe Orlando

Ace Cafe Orlando first opened in May 2017, and operated as a restaurant, concert venue, and event space, plus the parking lot has been home to many popular car and motorcycle shows.


Located in downtown, the Harry P. Leu building located at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue, at 100 W. Livingston Street was built in 1926 and was originally a hardware and mill building supply shop, over the years its been home to a church, various bars and clubs, and more.


Rumours now point to the building being sold, with it to be demolished to make room for yet another downtown apartment building, although this has not been confirmed as yet.


Ace Cafe Orlando Neon Sign

The original Ace Cafe opened way back in 1938, just outside London, England, since then it has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture.


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. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal among motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world.


Other Ace Cafe locations around the globe include Finland, China, and Switzerland.


Ace Cafe Orlando

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