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Unable to edit address (city) for my verified business

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I've recently successfully verified my business:


Tavern Service Company

18228 Parthenia Street

Northridge, CA 91325-3304



I was able to make many edits but for some reason when I try to correct my city (currently listed as Los Angeles) the edit doesn't take even though it says it's successful.


Now I suspect that this is because Northridge isn't a city proper but is a community within the city of Los Angeles though Northridge is our correct mailing address per the USPS.


It seems that many communities within the city of Los Angeles have Los Angeles for the city name rather than what their mailing address is but this is not universal.  I've seen in other communities the correct mailing address is listed.  Here are some examples:'s/@34.1546131,-118.4099091,16.25z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000...,-118.6210586,16.5z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0...,-118.3493553,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x00000...


All of the above communities are located in communities which are part of the City of Los Angeles just like Northridge.


I also checked out some communities in New York City and the businesses there do seem to have their correct community name (for example Brooklyn).


I even found another business just down the street (literally less than 1000 feet away) that has Northridge for their city name:,-118.5366725,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0...


I've also tried to submit this issue as a maps problem but nothing ever came of that.


I'd like to get this corrected because it's very confusing, for people who are actually here in the area they think if you're in "Los Angeles" you are in a relatively small area around downtown, some 25 miles away.


Any thoughts how I can get this fixed?



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Accepted by topic author Robert A
February 2016

Re: Unable to edit address (city) for my verified business

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Hi @Robert A


Yep sometimes it can be a bit pedantic.


I made the suggestion to the address and its seems to have updated this.


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PS: You may want to add a nice cover image for the business, just looks better to visitors

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Re: Unable to edit address (city) for my verified business

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Heh thanks that fixed it, I tried to edit it myself at least a half dozen times. I guess it needed someone else to suggest it.

Agree on the cover photo, I wanted to put this address issue to bed before I spent too much time developing our page.