Dating website offers $4.65 million to rename Texas city

Dating website offers $4.65 million to rename Texas city

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A crowd gathers in Sugar Land Town Square / file photo

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

SUGAR LAND, Texas -- A popular dating website says it will offer the City of Sugar Land more than $4 million to rename itself after the dot-com’s Web address.

A spokesman for SugarDaddie.com was scheduled to meet with Mayor James Thompson at noon Tuesday to discuss proposal.

The original offer of $500,000 was upped to $4.65 million for “Sugar Land” to be renamed to “SugarDaddie.com” for the next 10 years.

"We are very serious about branding the city and giving birth to the first dating site-sponsored city in America," said Steven Pasternack, CEO of Sugardaddie.com. "We thought it would be a great way to get the word out about our 10 year anniversary, and to be a permanent part of the Great State of Texas."

Mayor Thompson already refused the first offer and is supposed to announce a decision about the larger offer Tuesday outside City Hall.

SugarDaddie.com said it is also hoping to meet with the president of the Sugar Land Skeeters ball club after learning about their previous sponsorship deals. No meeting has been scheduled, however.

 

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