1844 E. Winter Park Road
We knew everything was gonna be cool when we saw the Starbucks posters go up in the window of the sad, empty shell of the Bold Hype gallery that sits between caffeine/cocktail mainstay Stardust Video & Coffee and bustling newish hair salon Shag’d. It was briefly animated by the Death by Pop-Up Shop, but for years now it’s felt like a missing tooth in a bright grin. The rustled feathers and well-I-never mutterings provoked by several “Starbucks Coming Soon” posters a prankster slapped up on the space were the perfect slyly humorous entree for Ace Metric – we couldn’t have blue-skied a better new addition. With the arrival of one of Orlando’s best sources for fixed-gear bikes, accessories and repairs, this town’s cool kids now have a one-stop shopping center addressing all needs gastronomic, alcoholic, cosmetic and transportation-related.