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Phil - Thanks for digging into this. This seems to be the crux of the answer, "Only qualifying American Express? Card accepting small businesses appear on the map."

SO, if a business accepts AmEx, I would think this is a great citation.

Here is a functioning map:
Amex Shop Small Map

It appears to be part of the AmEx Small Business Saturday campaign following Thanksgiving and their associated small biz push.
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

Searching the map I found some genuine small businesses (Palettes restaurant at the Denver Art Museum) and not-so-local Tokyo Joe's.

Add "Do you accept AmEx?" to your new client questionnaire!


... Man, a shout out from Phil. I have arrived! :)
 

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Good catch Jason and nice pick up Phil. Jason you are so cute!

Odd though that "business information provided by american express" in quotes, only 2 entries come up.
The thread here and one at Warrior forum.

I was searching to see how many FB pages OR other places had that phase, but none do. Or no indexable content anyway.
 

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It does appear that there is little indexable content. The business names in the map search results are, but I'm not finding more than that.

Also, I have not been able to find any listings that are owner verified. Might those be displayed differently?


Interestingly, I can see some Yelp references in the page source, suggesting that there is something more happening, but what?
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Another local puzzle for us to try to figure out...
 
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