I wouldn't say they are SOL. Accounts that merged their G+ page may just take some additional time before they are upgraded.@keenan, thanks for the clarification! So if the business owner merged their Google Local listing w/ a Biz page, they're SOL? Would they have to start over and reclaim their listing through the Places dashboard?
I've seen a lot of talk that suggest people used to think Google did not want you asking for reviews but I don't think that's ever been the case.Appreciate the heads-up Linda! I shared your G+ post too. I'm jazzed that Jade says businesses can "encourage" their customers to do reviews. Way better than Yelp!