Matthew Hunt of Small Business Coach had earlier written about the missing Google Places meta descriptions. Well, they are still missing. Take a look at the picture below.
But the Plus box seems to have made a re-appearance. I could not find many instances, but here is an example.
The Plus box was initially introduced in 2006 December and has been appearing on and off alongside organic web results over the last few years. Many top local search bloggers have noted that the Plus box is now being displayed a lot more frequently than it used to be.