Thanks for the response, Jen. It would seem G would want to work off of
current, rather than very antiquated information. The example, I gave shows
quite a number of locations and information that is outdated by 7 years or
Since I do not see a way to inform Google of current changes I'm going to
reiterate a number of closed businesses that were specifically bartending
schools but have been out of business for some period of time. (I won't
bother referencing the other sites, some of which have very obscure
references to this category, some of which have less obscure references)
404 N George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA
703 526 0342
This place has been closed probably 9 years. The phone # is disconnected
803 W Broad Street,
Falls Church VA
703 237 3905
This number is for a Massage Therapy School. I believe this is a carry over
from a school that closed 7 years ago. This is definately not a bartending
Professional Bartending School
Falls Church, VA
(703) 241 -2420
This is a roll over number to our operating school. We purchased it about 7
years ago when another bartending school folded. We believe the number we
purchased and the above referenced school (bartending school vli) were one
and the same. We'd suggest you rid yourselves of both. With G's new method
of highlighting local businesses via G maps and accessing every source under
the rainbow....it leads to dramatic and massive confusion. It is simply far
far far more pronounced since G maps became very visable. It wasn't
anywhere's near this pronounced over the last 7 years. I'd say the power of
G maps has dramatically more impact than any form of print yellow pages.
Allowing situations like this will provide for widespread confusion for
consumers. The distance between the two locations is 8.3 miles and 14
minutes using G maps
Capital Bartending School
716 Church Street
(703) 549 5850
This school closed last year. We know. They sold us their equipment. The
phone still operates and it rolls to an individual's personal number. We
are aware they remain licensed to operate for some portion of a year in
which they have a license to operate through the state regulatory board.
Maryland Bartending Academy
College park, Md
(301) 513 0256
This location closed at least 7 years ago, or longer. The phone number
rolls over to a school in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The distance is
approximately 28 miles and 34 minutes using directions via Google maps.
That is quite a distance and time frame for a reference that is trying to be
local. Similarly it references a business that is generally considered
within the Baltimore metropolitan region versus the Washington DC region.
Bartender's Academy Inc
(301) 513 0256
This is a 2nd location for the school referenced immediately above. Again
it had to have closed approximately 7or more years ago. The actual location
of a school which both of these represent was in College Park, Maryland.
Bartender of America Bartending School
9651 Baltimore Avenue, Coolge Park, MD
This represents a web site purportedly representing a school. The actual
physical site was closed by officials of the Maryland Education System which
oversees all such schools. The website was advertising an entity which is
supposed to operate under state regulation for consumer protection laws.
The current phone number rolls over to a second phone number, 301 220 0221.
By advertising these closed schools Google is actually making the job of
state consumer regulatory boards more difficult.
All other listings for searches of bartending schools either show operating
bartending schools, or some other obscure references.
Since there is no other way for Google to remove listings I hope this is
sufficient to get Google to remove the seriously erroneous information. If
not please let me know what we can do to help Google supply more accurate