PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh is trying to secure the naming rights of a restaurant and café from Macy’s in hopes that both will live on after the landmark store is closed.
Macy’s is closing its downtown location around Labor Day after selling the landmark building.
Officials tell the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the city wants the naming rights of Tic Toc restaurant and Arcade Bakery. Both are shutting down Friday.
The agreement would assign their names, branding and intellectual property rights to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority. Macy’s has agreed to do so at no cost to the city.
Officials say the deal could involve rights to menus, particular dishes, or types of cookies.
The Macy’s redevelopment proposal includes two floors of retail, a 155-room hotel and more than 300 apartments.
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