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Pawn Plaza: ‘Pawn Stars’ crew working on Container Park of its own

Pawn Plaza’s first three tenants will be Poutine Vegas, Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern and Rita’s Italian Ice.

Every day thousands of tourists walk through the doors of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, hoping to catch a glimpse of—or maybe strike a deal with—Chumlee or one of the Harrisons of History Channel’s hit reality series Pawn Stars. But after they’ve waited in the hours-long line and attempted to peddle their goods, what’s there to do? Unless you’re looking for a bail bond or to get hitched, not much. But that’s set to change, with an adjacent development called Pawn Plaza slated to open this summer. Owner Rick Harrison announced its first three tenants last week: Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern (an offshoot of Rollin Smoke Barbeque), Poutine Vegas (from Smoke’s Poutinerie of Ontario, Canada) and Rita’s Italian Ice. Similar to the nearby Downtown Container Park, the project will house these businesses and more in a two-story structure made of “cubes” produced by Xtreme Manufacturing. Pawn Plaza will feature up to 16 retail spaces in its 12,000-square-foot lot, with 6,000 square feet entirely devoted to patio and balcony space. Who’s ready to pawn, poutine, party and repeat?

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