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I know nominations of businesses are always iffy at best, but before re-submitting this one (it was already rejected once), I'd like to try to get some feedback on any obvious areas of improvement:
Thanks in advance for the help!
I don't see how this should be accepted. 1960 is not enough, that the crowd could agree about historical value; a butcher factory is far away from being a people gathering place; the architecture isnt unique .... so what do u think, which criteria could be fulfilled?
I personally find this contradicting:
It is not a highly trafficked area, so this walk-in store is a perfect hyper-local spot
How can it be hyper-local but not highly trafficked? It makes it sound like you're trying to sell his as a local gem when in reality it's a low-traffic area that people don't actually know about or visit.
I think becoming a top manufacturer for a geographical area could potentially make it valid under a culturally significant shop. Do you have a link or stat to be able to back up this claim?
Now this is an assumption - I don't actually know - but I think many of us tend to be more critical of submissions that use the supporting information to say in any way that a spot should have a waypoint simply because the area doesn't have many. It implies the submitter is nominating the spot because they are desperate for a point rather than because they believe the spot is actually a valid POI that would be beneficial to add. I would stick to using supporting info to explain why your submission meets whatever criteria you're submitting it as and avoid any mention of why a waypoint would be beneficial to the area (even if it's to encourage people to explore the area).
I know this manufacturer and don't think that it meets any of the criteria. It is primarily a manufacturing facility and those typically don't qualify. I have seen a few, but those are usually ones that are well over a hundred years old and are approved because of the historical importance (listed on the National Registry of Historic Places) or important architecture.
As a side note, I don't believe that the tennis courts across the street are in the system. Those would be an easy approval.
I actually reviewed your original submission. I consulted Bianco's Facebook page, read Google Reviews, and looked at the company website before I voted. None of these resources clearly showed the facility's interior.
If this is truly a worthwhile candidate, showing the reviewer the inside of this location should help your case. Consider uploading a photosphere or including a supporting photo of the inside of this store to show exactly what makes it eligible.
By "not a highly trafficked area" I meant that because it's not on a main road/in a commercialized area, it's not a place that non-locals would know about (and therefore a "hidden gem"). But I can see how that would be confusing.
And I wasn't attempting to complain about the amount of wayspots (there are actually plenty in the area), but I can see how that would be interpreted that way as well. Thanks for the input!
Yeah, I'm more trying to go for the retail store part of it than the manufacturing facility, but I guess in that case I should highlight that part of it better.
And I was under the impression that athletic fields were only eligible if they were publicly accessible.
I appreciate the effort you put in to your review.
Yeah, I was thinking for the next one having the main photo being the entrance of the retail store (they have the logo on the awning above that door as well) and having the supporting photo be inside (since the surrounding area is easily viewable on google maps anyway). Would that make more sense?
How can it be a hidden gem and at the same time one of the top meat manufacturers?
The hidden gem is the direct-to-consumer store (which, again, I'm realizing I should have made more the focus of the nomination). This is their only location, so it's the only place you can get their products without paying grocery store mark-ups (and I'm pretty sure there are some cuts of meat that they only sell here, but I should put a bit more research into that).
Athletic fields are acceptable so long as they are accessible to someone, which all are, and don't fit the ineligible criteria like K-12 schools or single family homes. Apartment complex tennis courts are pretty easy approvals.
Awesome I'll definitely submit that as well then
I was on the Orange Line today and noticed that the tennis courts are now a stop. Was this you? @Jpgarbo-PGO