24-Hour West Village IHOP to Open Next Week

By Andrea Swalec on December 6, 2012 3:24pm 

WEST VILLAGE — Got a hankering for a Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity?

That's a craving you'll soon be able to satisfy around the clock in the West Village.

The Seventh Avenue South and Carmine Street location of the pancake chain IHOP is slated to open next week, staff said Thursday afternoon.

This week, workers were putting the finishing touches on the 24-hour restaurant, which will be the fourth IHOP in Manhattan.

Manager Sylvia Onyewuenyi said the location is hoping to satisfy families by day and patrons of nearby nightclubs by night.

"We hope to provide a family environment, which IHOP is known for," she said. "It's definitely going to be a more club-and-bar crowd in the early morning."

As DNAinfo.com New York reported in June, IHOP franchisee Trihop signed a 49-year lease for the triangular property at 80 Carmine St. in May.

IHOP's East Village location has a nightclub-style bouncer and has fielded neighborhood complaints first about the strong smell of bacon outside and then about noise made by a machine used to reduce the smell, according to Gothamist.

IHOP plans to open more than 25 new locations in the tri-state area, Trihop owner Ben Ashkenazy told The Real Deal last October.

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