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Motor-themed restaurant/retail concept revs up for U.S. debut


Start your engines: Ace Café, a motorcycle and car-themed chain, has parked itself in downtown Orlando.

The 35,000-sq-ft. entertainment, dining and retail destination is the first North American location of the London-based brand and the sixth Ace Cafe in the world. Ace Cafe Orlando spans two floors and features a full-service restaurant, four bars, a coffee bar, a stage, a mezzanine that overlooks the main floor dining area and stage, and private and semi-private spaces for groups.

The retail components include Rockers Speed Shop, which sells official branded Ace gear and apparel, a BMW motorcycle dealer, and Dainese D-Store, a high-tech riding gear and accessories brand from London. Also featured: Stonebridge Motor Gallery, which sells original motorsports and rock ’n roll-inspired artwork, photography, sculptures, and memorabilia, as well as collectable vintage and rare, one-off custom motorcycles; and EagleRider, a motorcycle rental company.

“We have built a special place for everyone, from petrol-heads and enthusiasts, to the after-hours work crowd, families, music lovers and everybody in between,” said Mark McKee, CEO. Ace Cafe North America. “For those passionate about cool motors, great music, inspired food and drinks, and good times, Ace Cafe Orlando is the place to be.”

The menu offerings emphasize made-from-scratch home style comfort food that captures the spirit and flavors of some of the best diners and backroad joints across the country. Select British favorites are also offered in a nod to Ace Cafe’s roots.

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