Restaurant closes in downtown Orlando, marking 18th closure since 2022

Another restaurant has closed its doors in downtown Orlando, marking at least 18 businesses that have closed their doors since last year.

DoveCote Restaurant closed its location at 390 N Orange Avenue, Suite 110, on October 1, following a seven-year run at the space in downtown. According to a statement posted on the business’s website, the restaurant is in the process of moving to another location.

DoveCote Restaurant in Orlando
DoveCote Restaurant (Photo: DoveCote Restaurant)

“DoveCote is excited to announce its move to a new home! Our new location will be revealed in the coming months,” reads the statement. The restaurant said that it had hosted more than 1,700 events and served more than 300,000 guests for private and public events. It says it will continue those services elsewhere.

“DoveCote made the decision to look for a new home where we can further enhance our vision and better serve you. We look forward to serving and hosting upscale, elegant, dining and Event experiences,” according to the company.

DoveCote Restaurant in downtown Orlando
DoveCote Restaurant officially closed its doors on October 1, 2023.

No additional details were provided regarding the reasons behind its closure or potential addresses for its new location.

DoveCote Restaurant joins a large list of businesses that have closed their locations in downtown Orlando after multiple years of operation.

In July, Leo’s Diner permanently closed its location in downtown Orlando after an over 13-year run.

Leo's Diner in downtown Orlando
Leo’s Diner – 333 N Orange Avenue, Orlando

Just down the block from the diner, Neon Beach closed its doors after a multi-year run on Orange Avenue.

The Bagel Dudes opened its first location in downtown and closed it a few weeks later. The business was located in the base of 55 West and was part of a large group of businesses that were severely impacted when the city of Orlando closed multiple roadways in the area due to scaffolding issues caused by construction.

Texas Motor’s Powersports closed its location at 100 W Livington Street this summer. The motorsports shop was in the same building as Ace Café, which permanently closed its doors at the end of May.

On the same day that Ace Café closed, B Nice Patio Bar closed its location near Lake Eola after over five years at the spot.

Two businesses with over a decade of residency in downtown Orlando, Harry Buffalo and Le Gourmet Break, officially closed their locations this spring. The businesses both suggested that they were unable to renew their leases with their landlords.

Walgreens closed its downtown Orlando location at 190 S Orange Avenue in March of this year, after over seven years at the location.

Walgreens in downtown Orlando
Walgreens (190 S Orange Avenue) permanently closed at the end of March

Last year, Lizzy McCormack’s, Latitudes, Finnhenry’s, and Barbarella all closed their locations after decades in business. Mad Cow Theatre was forced to closed up shop at its space across from 55 West for non-payment.

Earth Fare closed its sole grocery store location in Orlando just over a year after it reopened from a previous closure.

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