Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Va Va Voom
A small chain of gas station/mini marts popped up a few months ago. They took the name Va Va. The picture on the left was taken on Pittston Avenue in Scranton. I know there's one on Business Route 6 in Dickson City and North Main Avenue and Oak St. in Scranton. Another is on Moosic Street in Scranton. Railroad Avenue in Scranton is another location, and I might be missing one or two.
I've never been to one. Clearly, these aren't Wawa's. They're stripped down outlets with generic gas. Va Va does seem to sell its gasoline a few cents cheaper than everyone else, and no one can complain about that. People work here, and jobs are always a good thing.
The name is clever. I told someone about it recently, and she thought I was joking.
I can't help but think that when Wawa's lawyers get a whiff of this, a copyright infringement lawsuit or a cease and desist order is coming.
On the other hand, there are no Wawa's in Scranton (tragic). If you've ever been to a Wawa, it's impossible to confuse it for a Va Va. Maybe it doesn't bother the big guys.
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