IHOP to open in April at the former T...

IHOP to open in April at the former Tiny's on 41st Ave.

There are 165 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Feb 5, 2009, titled IHOP to open in April at the former Tiny's on 41st Ave.. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

International House of Pancakes plans to open its first outlet in Santa Cruz County April 15 once a $650,000 renovation project is complete.

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REEF DWELLER

San Francisco, CA

#1 Feb 5, 2009
wait a minute...what happened to supporting local small business and our own local economy? what happened to Santa Cruz's non-interest in chain type business?? Sure, 20-30 more hispanics will get low paying jobs but what will IHOP do for the greater economy of this town? their food just isn't that good.

double standards...anyone's money is good, who cares if it doesn't support the local NEEDS?? I'll choose the Harbor Cafe over IHOP, anyday.

grrrrr
Sinajuavi

Morgantown, WV

#4 Feb 5, 2009
If locals will get their heads together, they would boycott such places. But of course there are enough unconscious people who don't mind eating corporate slop with a fancy logo...

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES ONLY or Santa Cruz County will continue to evolve toward the San Fernando Valley!
Santa Cruzan

Oakland, CA

#5 Feb 5, 2009
Because with local business you will lay out twice the money.

I don't think IHOP has very good food either so I will continue to eat at Santa Cruz Diner. At least they don't overcharge you and serve nasty coffee.
Nunya

Daly City, CA

#7 Feb 5, 2009
IHOP won't be in Santa Cruz, it will be in Capitola. I for one an looking forward to IHOP, I like brand name restuarants!
idiots

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Feb 5, 2009
I hate when all the locals talk about supporting local shops. Local shops are great, I agree, but on a Saturday morning they are always packed and you have to wait for an hour!!!

I love IHOP! Good work city of Capitola....at least that building will not look like an empty eye sore. We need more chain restaurants here in sc...I was born and raised here and have always hated the fact that a family has to drive 45 minutes for an Olive Garden or Outback! Keem em coming!!

I know a ton of hippies won't like that....but so be it!
Senile

Santa Rosa, CA

#9 Feb 5, 2009
WOO HOO! I can't wait for IHOP! I've never been to one before.

It's better than Jefferey's, that place that repaced Lyon's, and Marie Callendars.

Which "local" restaurants are you all referring to?
CapitolaRes

San Francisco, CA

#10 Feb 5, 2009
Welcome IHOP - now we won't have to drive to Denny's when we need to feed a crowd of starving football players.

IHOP is a great place to feed a family on a budget who otherwise couldn't afford to eat out after church.

Since: Feb 08

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#11 Feb 5, 2009
Just hope people support IHOP. I didnt seem to me that Tiny's was ever over run with customers and never seemed to do that great of business. Like any new business, IHOP will be tested and I hope they survive. And Erik's?? nice move dude, that location your at now sucks! Johnny at the Harbor, smelling the syrup.

“ I do deny them my essence...”

Since: Mar 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Feb 5, 2009
Ok, so how about all you locals-only-whiners put your money where your mouths are. Tiny's has been vacant for some time now and I don't see any local money going there....but of course there is local money there, it's called The Ow family. I am sick and tired of hearing all the whining about WHO we are getting to open a business in Santa Cruz County. I am just happy that ANYBODY is opening up here. I personally can't wait for an IHOP here, now I'm hungry.
Rocket J Squirrel

Santa Cruz, CA

#13 Feb 5, 2009
If anyone hasn't paid attention, corporate owned franchises don't have a good track record here. Red Lobster, Lyons, Sizzler, etc all bailed when they couldn't keep the numbers black enough for corporate expectations. I don't expect IHOP will fare much better once the hoopla quiets down. At least it didn't become a Taqueria Gigante or another asian buffet.
Mmmm, nothing better than taking Mom out for some International House of Pancakes on Mother day..
Tiny's came out of southern Ca from the Tiny Naylor's chain and the owners simply retired. The Tiny's in Capitola didn't hold water compared to their socal cousins. However... they were a strickly family owned business. It will generate $ that is sorely needed but sadly much of that will filter back to Brentwood... I think they should have taken a good hard look at the region before un-locking the door. I don't see them surviving here. Too many anti-corporatistas, vegantrustafarians here and not enough middle class with extra $ to support it. Bad timing...
Restaurant chains tend to have in house construction management, fixed contractors and subs. At least we can support those who support us in the community....
wildman

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Feb 5, 2009
Quite a few trailer parks nearby, so I expect IHOP to do well. clarification: it is really the City and County of Santa Cruz that oppose big box corporate stores. Both the Capitola and Scotts Valley welcome them.
Buy Low Sell High

United States

#15 Feb 5, 2009
Walnut Avenue Cafe is the best breakfast around, but just try and get in there, but as for the rest...

Silver Spur > IHOP > Dennys > Santa Cruz Diner >> Jeffery's...

Alas...
Joser

Napa, CA

#16 Feb 5, 2009
Sinajuavi wrote:
If locals will get their heads together, they would boycott such places. But of course there are enough unconscious people who don't mind eating corporate slop with a fancy logo...
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES ONLY or Santa Cruz County will continue to evolve toward the San Fernando Valley!
QFT
Sherry

San Francisco, CA

#17 Feb 5, 2009
Wow, at least they will be hiring. The local only places jam up with students standing in the street. Doubt they will be affected. It will be a huge success unlike the westside ghost town.

Wildman, Trailer parks.... really?
longtimelocal

San Francisco, CA

#18 Feb 5, 2009
Rocket J Squirrel wrote:
If anyone hasn't paid attention, corporate owned franchises don't have a good track record here. Red Lobster, Lyons, Sizzler, etc all bailed when they couldn't keep the numbers black enough for corporate expectations. I don't expect IHOP will fare much better once the hoopla quiets down. At least it didn't become a Taqueria Gigante or another asian buffet.
Mmmm, nothing better than taking Mom out for some International House of Pancakes on Mother day..
Tiny's came out of southern Ca from the Tiny Naylor's chain and the owners simply retired. The Tiny's in Capitola didn't hold water compared to their socal cousins. However... they were a strickly family owned business. It will generate $ that is sorely needed but sadly much of that will filter back to Brentwood... I think they should have taken a good hard look at the region before un-locking the door. I don't see them surviving here. Too many anti-corporatistas, vegantrustafarians here and not enough middle class with extra $ to support it. Bad timing...
Restaurant chains tend to have in house construction management, fixed contractors and subs. At least we can support those who support us in the community....
Tiny's wasn't associated with any chain. It was owned by Larry Marquez who followed Bumbleberry Pies, the original restaurant on that site. If my memory is correct, Larry sold it and then Tiny's went in the toilet.

I'm sure IHOP will do quite a good business there. It appears Chili's isn't suffering from lack of business.
SCLOCALBOY

Utica, NY

#19 Feb 5, 2009
I think we need it all the places we have in that area are awful . It doesnt matter chain or not it will employ people that want to work and give good service and food we need this in Capitola
Tom W

Santa Cruz, CA

#20 Feb 5, 2009
Darn, I was hoping for a ... Hooters!
Smelling the syrup

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Feb 5, 2009
I think corporation restaurants can do just fine here. Look at Chili's -- rarely can you go there without having to wait for a table. That being said, putting a Red Lobster in this area was NOT a good corporate move. Their food was great, but why would anyone go there when there are so many fresh seafood places at the SC Wharf and in Capitola where you can dine with a view. Tiny's food was simply horrible. They could have closed down years ago and I wouldn't have missed them. Jeffery's has gotten to be a dive; Lyons was bad (and the new one in its place isn't any better). It will be nice to have a good spot for breakfasts etc on the Capitola side of town. I'm excited to be getting an IHOP. Love 'em!
shut up

Santa Cruz, CA

#22 Feb 5, 2009
Sinajuavi wrote:
If locals will get their heads together, they would boycott such places. But of course there are enough unconscious people who don't mind eating corporate slop with a fancy logo...
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES ONLY or Santa Cruz County will continue to evolve toward the San Fernando Valley!
You don't even live here.
times are hard all over

Santa Cruz, CA

#23 Feb 5, 2009
Buy Low Sell High wrote:
Walnut Avenue Cafe is the best breakfast around, but just try and get in there, but as for the rest...
Silver Spur > IHOP > Dennys > Santa Cruz Diner >> Jeffery's...
Alas...
You are SO right about Walnut St. Cafe. But the economy has even hit that establishment. Went there for breakfast last week and the place was almost empty. I usually have to wait for a table. Sad. Hope they can weather the economy.

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