Site Selection Gone Awry

Recent news that DineEquity, the parent company of both Applebee’s and IHOP, will be closing 105 to 135 Applebee’s and 25 IHOP restaurants nationwide, mostly due to locations that are no longer in the appropriate trade area in a city, underscores the importance of taking the long view when selecting locations for your investment. Conceptually, this is very easy. In practice, accurate site selection takes a blend of skills and thorough analysis.

This is where Barrett Properties has an opportunity to help with site selection for your next investment in industrial, retail, or office in Northwest Georgia. In addition to the analytical capabilities of our team, we have experience in each of the markets we serve, not just from an economic perspective, but from a community involvement and planning view as well. In turn, Barrett Properties is well positioned to gauge the direction of a community and assist in making sure your business is not in the discussion with Applebee’s and IHOP when people consider site selection disasters.


We lease commerical properties including retail space, office space, and warehouse space in the Dalton area.

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Barrett Properties has over 1 million square feet of industrial space in Northwest Georgia.

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We offer climate controlled self stroage units in 10x10 and 10x15 sizes.

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