Once a 24/7 Hotspot, IHOP’s West Hollywood Location Shuts Down
By Dolores Quintana
In another abrupt restaurant closure on New Year’s Day, the scene outside the West Hollywood IHOP on Wednesday morning painted a desolate picture, with an empty parking lot echoing the absence of its usual 24-hour hustle and bustle.
Within the restaurant, remnants of the holiday season lingered as a Christmas wreath adorned the wall above the vacant counter and kitchen area. However, a note posted on the entrance door delivered the unequivocal message to patrons: the holiday cheer had come to an end.
The announcement succinctly stated, “Closing at 1 pm on New Year’s Day. Thank you,” as it greeted those who approached 8461 Santa Monica Blvd. To further confirm the closure, a voicemail message provided unfortunate confirmation, guiding customers to redirect their dining plans to the Hollywood location situated at 7006 Sunset Blvd.
A recorded message expressed regret, addressing valued customers with an apology for any inconvenience. It confirmed the closure of the West Hollywood IHOP, delivering the unfortunate news that the shutters were down permanently, as disclosed by an employee in a conversation with the WeHo Times.