Macy’s agrees to donate items from former Pittsburgh home


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Macy’s has agreed to donate dozens of artifacts from the iconic 13-story building that housed its shuttered downtown Pittsburgh department store to several history groups.

Officials announced Thursday that the city, Macy’s and others have reached a tentative agreement to preserve the items.

Under the deal, the department store will donate nearly 100 artifacts, including holiday displays and items from the Tic Toc restaurant. Macy’s will also transfer the rights to the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery trademarks to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority.

Officials hope the names will be incorporated into the retail, hotel and apartment development proposed for the closed store.

The building opened in 1887 before Macy’s bought it in 2005. Core Realty of Philadelphia recently bought the building for $15 million.

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