Plans for the old Pasta House building in Cape Girardeau are beginning to take shape — in the form of a long-rumored IHOP restaurant.
Neal Dahya, a controller for Apple Investor Group LLC, confirmed Tuesday the company’s owners are planning to put an IHOP in the former Pasta House Co. building at 2046 William St. It is scheduled to open Oct. 1.
Dahya was responsible for contacting the city about the future IHOP, according to the Cape Girardeau city development office . He works with Applebee’s, IHOP, Stevi B’s and Burger King.
However, the city’s plan review specialist confirmed no business licenses or permits are in place for the owner of the building, Pancake Holding LLC.
“[Pancake Holding LLC] can demolish and remove interior finishes without a permit, but they need building permits to put back new construction,” Anna Kangas said.