Pub in Vogue, England rebuffs magazine’s name-change request

Pub in Vogue, England rebuffs magazine’s name-change request

LONDON (AP) — The owner of a rural English pub says he was asked to change the bar’s name by a fashion magazine because of the village where it’s located: Vogue. Mark Graham, who runs the Star Inn at Vogue, said he received a letter from British Vogue publisher Conde Nast, saying the name could “cause problems” because members of the public might confuse the two businesses. He said the letter from Sabine Vandenbroucke, chief operating officer of Conde Nast Britain, asked if he would change the name, adding: “Please reply within seven days or we will take remedial action.” Graham stood his ground. “There’s always too much a case of the big boys trying to stomp on the little boys, and as soon as I realized what they were …
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