UPDATE: Teaneck IHOP Expected to Stay Open

Deal being worked out to keep the franchise on Cedar Lane, company spokesman says.

An IHOP spokesman now says the Cedar Lane pancake house is expected to stay open and the company is working out a deal to secure a franchise owner for the location. 

Company spokesman Craig Hoffman initially told Patch the store would close "sooner rather than later," but said later on Wednesday the company was in the process of securing a franchise owner for the Teaneck location. 

"We do not expect our store to close," Hoffman said Wednesday evening in a reversal of an earlier statement. 

It was not clear why the property was listed for lease on real estate listings. The property owner could not be immediately reached to comment. 


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Updated 5:32 p.m. Wednesday. 

hcourt January 05, 2013 at 07:41 PM
The IHOP on Cedar Lane is great. I go in the evenings and the workers for that shift are wonderful. The IHOP in Englewood has a horrible parking lot.
Ileen Zovluck January 05, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Very well said, JAD. It's impossible to enjoy restaurants, or for that matter any other retailers when they're CLOSED. Teaneck has become a wasteland on the weekends, and many of us LIKE to eat out and/or shop on Saturdays.
JamesTS January 05, 2013 at 07:51 PM
I agree but i also say get rid of Blue Laws AND have more places open Friday/Saturday. Personally, i would have liked to see IHOP close and a nicer place to eat move in. OF course that's just a dream in Teaneck.
John Santaella January 06, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Blue laws have nothing to do with eateries being open on Friday nights. Many restaurants have opened n the Plaza area over the past few years. They are much better than having empty storefronts. There are few empty stores in that area compared to a number of years ago.
JAD January 06, 2013 at 01:26 PM
I think that he meant those as two separate thoughts. Blue law repeal would open up a variety of shopping on Sundays and not adding additional Kosher restraints would better serve those residents who enjoy going out on the weekends to grab a bit to eat. Personally it makes no difference to me wether the plaza storefronts are empty or not because my family rarely if ever chooses to go out to eat on the evening they are open. I still leave town 9 times out of 10 when we do go out.


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