Former HMV worker opens up 'HVM'
Seeing as all HMV stores across Ireland and the UK were shut down earlier in the year, Cregan says that his store was doing a roaring trade. And so, getting 15,000 signatures on a petition to save the shop, he realised that he could fulfill the gap in the market all by himself and set up a replacement shop.
Cregan said: "We thought what is the point calling the new show Local CDs, or whatever, we'll just call it HVM. HMV is gone."
Naturally, HMV bosses weren't impressed and the company is now trading again. They sent a letter from their company's legal team and said that the HVM name was causing confusion and that the "continued presence in the market of your business operating under the name HVM has caused and will continue to cause substantial damage to our client's reputation and goodwill. "
With that, Cregan had an answer. "We just turned the sign upside down, now it's called WAH."
Naturally, this kind of smartarsery has gone down very well with the locals and WAH has found huge support. "People are saying the vibe here is great, it's really friendly", explained Cregan. "I'd love to say that was our intention all along and we're really smart, but that wasn't the plan at all."