Reviews posted against a business on Google appear on Google Maps, within the Google Search results, and on Google+.
The scenario is that we have a single negative review against a Google Business page (probably posted by a competitor / disgruntled former member of staff) under the guise of someone entirely unknown to the business or team (i.e. via a throwaway account).
The question is if you hit "Delete this page" on the Google Business entry, would it also delete the associated review?
The plan would be to then create a new Business Page that is free of the negative review.
I want to check this before doing so, just in case the review will linger on in some form, and to prevent the need for going through the business page claim process again.
I also want to try to avoid having to ask legitimate customers to write reviews against the business to help drown out the single negative review. Having no reviews would be the best outcome.