So all of these get hit with generic business unless they have some sort of historical significance. Niantic say these need to be in a travel guide for them to be ok. Problem is, rural and suburban areas will not have a travel guide, that's just a fact, so it's already harsh enough that the travel guide rule exists for them. Further more, people will always say they are ge Eric because eyes dotn do anythi g to stand ot, but again, I rural or suburban areas, why would they? So heres my argument for them, and it's from niantics good wayspot guide
A popular spot where locals gather, but may be lesser-known outside the community
This should be 100%why local cafes businesses in suburban and rural areas should be FAIRLY considered, they are local, so locals will gather at and use them, they will be known to the locals, and that's why I say ones that have been around for decades should be considerations for this, not for historical value but because if one is, without changing its name, it will be known to all the locals. In top of that, most would not be on trip advisor, most would be lucky to have a Facebook page.
My pint to all this is, niantic and reviewers need to start changing the way they look at local businesses, as even their own guideline states local areas that wouldnt be known to outsiders, so small local cafes/resteraunts/bars that have been round with the same name (and preferably with the same owner or stayed in the family) for decades should be acceptable and sgouldnt need to be this big fancy hyper spot