Does non-exercise businesses fall under the category of great places to be social with others?
auntergoaf-PGO Posts: 159 ✭✭✭✭
Giffard commented that Gyms/Dance studios/etc. business promoting exercises need to be reviewed as a place of exercise which is an eligible spot. So what about non-exercise businesses?
Examples of non-exercise businesses in my city are cooking, piano, calligraphy, tea ceremony, painting, and foreign language conversation. All are non-chain businesses attended by adults.
Would these businesses be eligible? Of course, we know that we need to carefully explain those businesses to the judges.
Nothing says these businesses are not eligible. My impression of the new criteria is that if you can explain why this business meets criteria and convince the reviewers that you are telling the truth then it is eligible. Depending on your culture I can see a very strong argument for cultural importance in calligraphy and tea ceremony, but the others are going to need some good arguments. I would accept all your examples if you gave good explanations but also reject all of them if no work was done to explain why these meet criteria.
If you mention that the cooking is a culinary school, it could pass.