The Pelican Brief: Plans In Works To Change Exterior Color Of Smoothie King Center
Plans are "in the works to change the Smoothie King Center's bluish-green exterior color" when Phase II of its $54M exterior renovation project is expected to be completed in October, according to John Reid of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. A decision "has not been reached" on the updated color scheme for the exterior. The exterior renovations also will "include a new front entrance and lobby, along with a new box office, a new 2,000-square foot sports lounge, an expanded team store and a new LED lighting system similar to the one used on the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome." The Smoothie King Center will "remain open until early August," when it will "close for two months to complete the upgrades before re-opening in October" (NOLA.com, 6/16).