Expansion plans for IHOP are underway, with the newest location confirmed for the West Village. The pancake house is slated to open at 80 Carmine Street by this coming November. DNAInfo reports that the owners signed a 49 year lease on the 10,000 square foot space.
This newest addition to the New York Trihop family (the company behind the chain), joins the mounting list of locations with one in the East Village, one in Harlem and one soon-to-come to the Flatiron District inside the Limelight Marketplace. It's too early to say whether this new outpost will be open 24 hours and come equipped with its own bouncer or whether it will feature a bullet-proof take-out window. Investors are hopeful, speculating that nightclubs on Varick, "will work for IHOP's night business and for neighborhood residents for breakfast, too."
In the past, tenants above the East 14th Street location have complained about an overpowering smell of bacon wafting from the pancake factory. Some have even gone as far as moving from their homes in order to escape the porcine reek. The expansion of the red, white, and blue-clad chain appears imminent. Trihop owner Ben Ashkenazy has big plans for the pancake house, hoping to open 25 new locations around the Tri-State area.
· IHOP to Open in the West Village in November [DNAInfo]
· IHOP to Open in the Limelight Marketplace [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of IHOP [~ENY~]