Update 12/9/2014: Hello from the future. What you are about read below, published in 2011, never happened. The location is now a DavidBartonGym location. A IHOP did open over in the West Village, but then it closed.

As if the new documentary didn't make it clear enough, the glory days of the old Limelight are long gone. We now live in the glory days of IHOP. Hot on the heels of successfully opening an outpost on 14th Street with one in Bushwick coming fast, The Real Deal is reporting that the local Tri-state IHOP franchisee (Trihop, natch) has gone and signed a deal to open an outpost in the Limelight Marketplace.

The IHOP will join the Marketplace's other eateries (Todd English's Crossbar and the Grimaldi's outpost) by taking over space on the former Episcopal church's ground and second floors. The place will still have lots of small shops, too. "We are replacing local tenants with national tenants," spokesperson Ronn Torossian explained. "At Limelight, IHOP will have outdoor space, and the area will welcome IHOP."

An IHOP in a former nightlife capital that before that was a church. This... this will be very weird, people.