Simple advice to business owners on Google Maps - check your listing periodically to ensue the data is correct and that no one closed down your business.
The new article reads:
The owner of the 'Serbian Crown' restaurant is taking Google to court. The eatery suffered a 75 percent drop in customers over weekends in early 2012, and for a long time, owner Rene Bertagna could not understand what was going on. Then, a regular diner mentioned Google Places had listed Serbian Crown as closed on weekends and Mondays.
It isn't that hard to do, to mark a business closed, especially if they are not aware they have a Google Maps listing.
So please be careful.
Now, should Google be sued? Should they be liable? That is for a lawyer to decide.
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