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Why do businesses that are permanently closed sometimes still appear in Yelp search results?

When a business is marked closed on Yelp, it is featured less prominently in our search results for a time before eventually being removed entirely from search results. A closed listing will still appear in targeted searches for longer than that, even though it may have already dropped out of general searches. Keep in mind that some closed listings are useful because they may link to the business's new location.

Please note that we don't delete business listings, so even if they don't appear in search results, they are still accessible via user profiles of the people who reviewed the business, and from direct links from elsewhere on the web.