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Claim your listing if not open yet?

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Hi, I am wondering the best practices when it comes to creating/claiming your map/listing before the grand opening of a restaurant. Do people normally set this us months before the opening? Is there an option under the "hours " portion that says "Coming Soon, est. Open Date of 5/1"? 

 

Any info here would be great!

Thank you! 

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Claim your listing if not open yet?

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@Lori D you can't set up the listing before the location is open. I would suggest working on the website for the business instead.


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Claim your listing if not open yet?

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We do have the website all set and done. If grand opening is may 1st when would you suggest setting up the listing? Thank you for your help!

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You technically aren't supposed to until the business is open. You could send the postcard a couple weeks earlier and just not activate it until the business is ready to go - just make sure you're able to receive mail there when you request the card or it won't arrive.


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