Local Mall Requested Removal of Pokestops 4 Years Ago
34.112359, -117.534473 Rancho Victoria Mural
34.111990, -117.533104 Daily Chores
34.112428, -117.530961 Soul Records Mural
34.112438, -117.530149 Fountain at AMC Victoria Gardens
34.112330, -117.529726 Ray Charles, 1930 to 2004
34.111920, -117.531812 Brent Le Count Water Fountain
34.111799, -117.529594 Americana Mural
34.111191, -117.530856 Paseo Route 66 Fountain
Located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
There are at least 29 portals that are blocked from becoming Pokestops because the mall was in discussion with Niantic to have all their stops removed back in 2016. I believe what happened was they removed all of the active Pokestops and on a Portal Sync about a month later 20 new ones popped in.
To my knowledge the mall hasn't complained about the game since, either they asked for the Pokestops back or they no longer care about us playing on the 20 stops we have left. I've reached out on all channels available to me and got no response yet from the mall. They've probably got bigger problems at the moment.
I've seen almost every one of these portals in Wayfarer that are ultimately going to be voted down as duplicates. Wasting many people's time and submissions.
We are a suburban community with very few PoGO destinations. We desperately need Niantic to act on this.
I've reached out to support and have gotten nothing but copy pasted responses about how to find Pokestops.
It's simple: Either the mall wanted zero Pokestops in 2016, and a portal sync went berserk. Solution: Delete the remaining stops.
Or: The mall asked for them back in 2016, but Niantic forgot to unblock the 29+ original Pokestops. Solution: Add the missing stops.
There must be records of the communications that led to the removal and return of Pokestops, and I'm confident that Niantic got it wrong when they returned them. If they could just look back and make the appropriate changes our community would be very grateful.
Thank you for listening to the ravings of this desperate PoGO fanatic.