[Tagging] Why should we avoid overusage of amenity=* tag?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 22:36:54 UTC 2019

On Wed, 24 Apr 2019 at 23:07, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> The same can be said for a pub, restaurant, etc.
>   They are all  commercial enterprises, if they did not make money they
> would not exist.
>   There 'service' to the community is there to help them make money.

Mostly, but not always true of pubs.  In my area village pubs close and
never re-open.  Except,
in a few cases, the local community chips in and buys the pub to run it for
the benefit of the
community..  Here's an article for an attempt to make a pub a couple of
miles from me into a
community pub:

Then there are (in the UK) Miners' Welfares and Working Men's Clubs which
are more amenity
than commercial organization selling alcohol.  Many pubs have some form of
gaming available
(snooker, pool, or darts).

In any case, a pub is an amenity in the way that a supermarket is not.  You
don't go to a
supermarket to spend hours chatting with your friends (unless you're one of
the several
idiots who use the same supermarket I do), but you do use a pub for that
place, making it
a place of leisure.

I'd argue that  pubs are better placed under amenity than shop.
Restaurants are a tougher call,
because they are often used for social occasions rather than just feeding

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