Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's sign of the apocalypse: IHOP is opening in the Limelight

The Real Deal has the scoop. IHOP will open in the Limelight Marketplace, the former church, club and current shopping center. The Real Deal reports that the IHOPPERS will take over parts of two floors.

Anyway, here's Johnny Thunders playing at the Limelight circa 1988 via a Nelson Sullivan video...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

JT woulda gone for it. In a big way.

esquared said...

from peter gatien to pancakes

wtf?

Goggla said...

@Grieve - when I heard this, I thought surely you fell over dead...

~evilsugar25 said...

when do we just concede that the apocalypse has already happened?

Jeremiah Moss said...

level the whole city already, get it over with. enough with this death by a thousand cuts.

JAZ said...

I just threw up reading this; it tasted a bit like low-grade boysenberry syrup

EV Legendski said...

Given the company's aggressive expansion plan here, it's more like death by 1,000 IHOPs.

@ ~evilsugar25
Yes

@ Goggla
I can't hear you! This 3-story-tall IHOP banner fell on me....

Adam K. said...

You know that the economy is screwed when high-end businesses are priced out of a high-end mall. Only boring mass-appeal places with corporate cash can afford the rent.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bright-side kind of gal so I'm going to assume this aggressive IHOP expansion is going to have a Krispy Kreme ending. Who the fuck is going to go to the 2nd floor on 20th Street for mediocre pancakes? They can't even fill the IHOP on 14th and that one doesn't involve stairs.

Crazy Eddie said...

In its waning days. I went to the Slimelight with my date, a rather uptight, tall, blonde Waspy type with great stems. She wanted to go “dancing”. While we were there, her small handbag was stolen. They slit the bag right off her while we were checking out the scene. Needless to say, I did not score that night. But that being said, Slimelight or IHOP? Tough call.

Lux Living said...

"The announcement comes only weeks after an IHOP opened at 235 East 14th Street, between Second and Third avenues. That location is now projected to be among the top three grossing stores per square foot in the nation, Ashkenazy's spokesperson, Ronn Torossian, said. "

WTF is Ronn smoking? This place is already the joke of the neighborhood.

Anyone who moved to NYC only to wind up at an IHOP for some late night Diabetes needs to fucking turn around and leave the city now.

EV Grieve said...

Good one, Crazy Eddie!

@Lux

Urp

Marty Wombacher said...

The Electric IHOP Acid Test. Don't bogart the syrup, maaaan.

Lux Living said...

One day you're enjoying a breakfast of four eggs, a half pound of bacon, six pancakes covered in whipped cream and circus peanuts, ten blintzes, two crepes, three sweet teas and an OJ, and the next a doctor is sawing off your foot.

Lindsay said...

Ugh... destroying the city, one bad pancake at a time. Perhaps they will make a series of pancakes inspired by the club kids: Pancakes St. Pancakes, Angelcakes. Wait, better not give them any more horrid ideas.

nygrump said...

MMmm yum, pancakes and circus peanuts. If you say circus peanuts real fast it sounds like...

Alex in NYC said...

On another front, I love Johnny's coonskin cap in this clip.

Anonymous said...

Is that Michael Musto introducing JT in the video ?!? Maybe he could get a job as a host at iHOP.

EV Grieve said...

@ Lux

Haha, haha... classic.

randall said...

Is nothing sacred anymore??