While Pokémon GO continues to explode, some people have gotten tired of the phenomenon. The mayor of the French village Bressolles is certainly one of these people. According to Mayor Fabrice Beauvois, Pokémon GO is causing mayhem in the small town. Claiming that pedestrians and drivers were acting dangerously because of the game, he sent a letter to Niantic demanding the app be removed from the town. He has even argued that he should have been asked permission before the app was released.
When a cafe or a restaurant owner wants to open a business in any French town, they have an obligation to request prior authorization to the mayor. The rule applies to all people wishing to set up an activity or occupy a space on a public property. So it applies to Niantic as well, even though their settlement is virtual. They [Niantic] use the entire planet as a playground.
While Niantic has yet to respond to his demands, they have already opened a section of their website to submit such requests.