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IHOP to debut inside Flatlands Avenue shopping ctr.

Call them flapjacks, griddle cakes or pancakes, Canarsie residents will soon be getting their fill.

This newspaper has learned that IHOP will be opening in the Pathmark Shopping Center on Flatlands Avenue, near Louisiana Avenue, in the freestanding building in the center of the parking lot that had previously housed a Long John Silver’s restaurant.

Bernardo de Jesus, who will operate the new restaurant through his company, Mike’s Hop, Inc., of Valley Stream, N.Y., confirmed that the restaurant would be opening, though he declined to share additional information at this time.

Anthony Barnes, the president of the tenants association at Breukelen Houses, said that he believed the new restaurant −− which features a wide menu, moderate prices and table service −− would fill a need in the neighborhood.

“I think it will do a good business as long as the food is right,” he opined. “Out here, people love breakfast, particularly. It should do really well right there.”

The Long John Silver’s had not thrived, Barnes said, because, “The food was not up to people’s standards. Maybe it was the wrong spot anyway, for Long John Silver.”

Barnes also said he hoped that the new restaurant would look locally when staffing. “I hope they employ people from the community,” he stressed.

“When a vacant commercial storefront is occupied, it’s always a positive development,” added Assemblymember Nick Perry, who represents the area. “IHOP is a reputable establishment that, I think, generally is an enhancement to any commercial area. It’s the type of operation where you expect the operation will be sustained and contribute a good presence with the kind of traffic it will bring

“It can only be good for the mall that’s there,” he added.

For now, construction is underway, with a little blue peaked roof at the entranceway giving a hint of what’s to come.

The restaurant will be IHOP’s third location in Brooklyn when it opens. Other IHOP locations in the borough are on Livingston Street, downtown, and on Ralph Avenue, in Flatlands.

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Stephanie C from Flatlands says:
I've enjoyed going to this Ihop at 11000 Flatlands Ave. Inspite of everytime I go the Harvest Grain Pancake is really bad, the Manager insists its the batter, but serves up crumbled harvest Grain Pancakes anyway. Last Sunday again I went after Church, and my pancakes were again crumbled up, I expressed to the server and the Manager rather that rectify the cooking aspect of it, called over his Two security Guards and had me escorted out of the restaurant, maybe they already have their clientele and loosing one customer is ok, he explained that he didn't my business and that he would prefer that I never return, I'd like to see him do that in Valleystream. I think he know that My 30,000 congregation church CCC is across the street and he's guarenteed a crowd everytime, it's a sad situation when you can't express bad service without being kicked out.
Jan. 11, 2012, 8:48 am
Joy H from Brooklyn says:

My experience​ at IHOP today at 11000 Flatlands Avenue was beyond unprofessi​onal. Not only will I NOT recommend anyone there because of the manager's unprofessi​onalism, but you can expect to be thrown out if you complain about any of their pancakes or omelets. I have been to several IHOPS, but certainly 11000 Flatlands Avenue left a stench in my nostrils. My intended future breakfast meetings at this IHOP is certainly scratched out of my calendar. I was told today that IHOP does not need my business. Well IHOP, I don't need your pancakes that isn't cooked right, nor do I need your runny omelets .
Jan. 11, 2012, 8:53 am
Wenzie from Flatlands says:
I usually go to the Ihop in Downtown Brooklyn, but I was in the neighborhood with my fiance and he wanted some pancakes late at night. So we got there the waitress was rude and had a bad attitude for no apparent reason (like if you dislike your job I believe that you should quit or get another profession). We waited for an hour until I our food was served I asked for cold water, the water was hot I didn't get no ice no napkins. I just hope that they shut down this Ihop. The people that works there are very unprofessional, rude obnoxious, and never again I will not be attending and whatever happen to my discount they said.
July 30, 2013, 7:23 pm

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