Smoothie King may be New Orleans Arena’s new naming rights sponsor: WWL-TV _lowres

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Metairie-based Smoothie King is looking to move its global headquarters from Louisiana to Dallas, according to a WWL-TV report.

In a statement to WWL-TV, Smoothie King said it has "no definitive plans to move at this time but it considering options that will support (the) franchise and fuel future growth plans."

The Dallas Business Journal reported this week that the franchise is eyeing a move to a new development in Coppell, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth.

In 2012, Smoothie King was coaxed with up to $2.4 million in taxpayer funds to drop its plans to move to Dallas and stay in Louisiana for at least five years.

Click here to read WWL-TV's full story, including what the company said about owning the naming rights to the home of the New Orleans Pelicans.