Jacksonville plans to rename its performing arts center. The Times-Union says it still holds those rights.

Jacksonville plans to rename its performing arts center. The Times-Union says it still holds those rights.

Jacksonville plans to rename its performing arts center. The Times-Union says it still holds those rights. The city of Jacksonville has begun removing the Times-Union's name from parts of the downtown performing arts center’s building and website in its bid to resell the naming rights to the three-theater entertainment venue christened the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts a quarter-century ago. The newspaper, though, said it still holds the naming rights to the center and that the city has no right to resell them. The question that must be answered is whether those naming rights secured with a $3 million gift in 1994 had an expiration date, or whether they were "in perpetuity." That’s when The Times-Union, under then-owner, Augusta, Ga.-based Morris Communications, bought the naming rights to the riverfront …
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