Google Local was a service from Google that allowed users to search for stores in their area, similar to the yellow pages, except much more simple. For example, if one typed in "spa" and "new york, ny", they would get a list of all the spas in New York City. Users can also be as specific as a title just to get directions to a place. It was discontinued, but has recently been re-introduced as a feature in Google+. It will give users information about different restaurants, stores, and businesses in their local area of interest.