IHOP Invades The West Village

Plans for a new IHOP are in development as the pancake chain announces that they have found a new location. The restaurant signed a 49-year lease at 80 Downing Street last week in Manhattan's West Village reported DNAInfo.

The breakfast hub will join the list of other Manhattan locations with stores in Harlem and the East Village. Another location is set to open in the Flatiron District in the converted church turned Limelight Marketplace. Trihop Management, which owns the franchise rights for IHOP locations in the tri-state area, will be spearheading the project.

Aron Watman, an owner of The Brooklyneer, a pub around the corner from the new planned IHOP locale said he's not worried about the impact on business, "We offer different things," Watman said. "I'd imagine that it's a stark contrast to what IHOP has to offer."

Other restaurants in the area are still undecided as to whether they think the 10,000 square foot IHOP is a good fit for the neighborhood. Plans call for the restaurant to open their doors sometime this coming November.