Gainesville Times

Inside The Times, ep. 40: A Gainesville business owner with a dark past

June 24, 2019

Downtown Gainesville got an unwelcome surprise this month, when business owners discovered that one of their own had a dark past.

Endrick Torres-Ordonez, owner of Love is All You Knead, a sweet shop selling crepes, ice cream and doughnuts in Main Street Market, was convicted in 2013 of groping multiple underage girls while working as a camp counselor in New York state.

He was charged with forgery for using a false name on his business license and with operating a business within 1,000 feet of a location where children gather — a crime for sex offenders.

The revelations rattled other business owners in Main Street Market, who were unaware of Torres’ past until they received a tip over Facebook.

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