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What are some examples of a business that ISN'T generic?

At this point, I feel like I could submit a shop in which hyper intelligent talking badgers hand craft unicorn saddles and it will still get 1-starred as generic.

Anybody got any examples of what can get through?

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  • TheFarix-PGOTheFarix-PGO Posts: 4,035 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only thing we currently have to go on is a Cuban coffee shop back during one of Krug's last AMAs. But given everyone's tendency to reject all businesses, I doubt that would pass even with Niantic's endorsement.

  • Nadiwereb-PGONadiwereb-PGO Posts: 1,108 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are two very different things here: there's theory/principle (the nomination/acceptance criteria and guidelines) and practice (actual reviewers reviewing actual nominations).

    According to the guidelines and criteria, there are lots of great hyper-local, non-generic businesses. Cafés, bistros, workshops, etc.

    In reality, most of the time, nothing that even remotely looks like a business will ever get through. In my community, we've had art galleries, historic restaurants, independent theatres rejected dozens of times. I personally have given up on ever getting them accepted.

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