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IHOP to Open Doors in Mohegan Lake

The restaurant will occupy 4,500 square feet of the building that was once Charlie Brown’s in Mohegan Lake.

It's official. IHOP will open doors in Mohegan Lake. 

A long-term lease has been signed to bring the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurant to Route 6 in the Mohegan Lake section of Yorktown. 

The national chain will occupy 4,500 square feet of the 8,100 square feet of what was once Charlie Brown’s, which filed for bankruptcy and closed down in Nov. 2010. by Pizza Hut along with a self-serve ice cream shop, TCBY. That lease was in January. 

Eric Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt & Associates, who is the leasing agent for the property, said the tenant signed the lease two weeks ago and the landlord signed the lease a week ago. The lease would expire in 20 years. 

"IHOP will bring the morning crowd, which will be good for the retailers [in the area] and the community will have a place to get breakfast," he told Patch. "We're all very excited."

The old Charlie Brown's building has been demolished inside and the other tenant Mahandar "Moni" Patel, who owns Pizza Hut and TCBY, has begun construction of his space. Both his businesses are expected to open over the summer, Goldschmidt said.

The next steps for IHOP to take, before opening its doors, would be to get contracts, go through all the formal steps and receive a building permit from the town.

In addition, the Verizon and Subway leases have been renewed and Goldschmidt said there is a "commitment to the location." He said Pizza Hut and TCBY, as well as IHOP, are family oriented businesses the community could benefit from.

to read the article about Pizza Hut and TCBY signing a lease to come to Yorktown. 

to read what people said they would like to see occupy the space next to Pizza Hut (an overwhelming majority of readers voted for IHOP).

Take our poll below on how you feel about a IHOP moving in and tell us why in the comments below.

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anastasia1067 September 02, 2012 at 09:55 PM
lmao.. crazy people in this world..
anastasia1067 September 02, 2012 at 10:00 PM
does anyone know when IHOP is going to open? thanks. :P
Bill September 02, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I I don't know the exact date but I suspect it's soon because the sign is up and lit.
Bill September 13, 2012 at 04:08 AM
IHOP is open, they opened on Tuesday. When I was over there earlier (at a different store, but I walked over to check it out), there was a wait to be seated. It seemed to be mostly families and high school kids. I did not see any undesirables or lowlifes, as had been predicted, nor did I see any police activity as a result. Sorry to disappoint those who were convinced it would cause a crime wave in Yorktown. Of course I guess it's only been two days.
mtnbiker40 October 08, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I love ihop! i like dominos better, but pizza hut is ok!. f you nancy, with your botox head !

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