TV’s “Pawn Stars” Launch Pawn Plaza Next to Their Las Vegas Pawn Shop: Ostensibly seeking a medium in which to accommodate the growing numbers of visitors (an estimated 4,000 a day) who stop by their modest pawn shop business on Las Vegas Boulevard about two miles north of The Strip, Rick Harrison and family, stars of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” program, which tracks the buying, selling and dealing of three generations of the same family, has opened Pawn Plaza right next to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop just north of the Las Vegas Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard.
A $4 million venture that uses the Xtreme Cubes System as its design signature, Pawn Plaza, when completed, will comprise 72 Cubes combining for 36 structures and as many as 16 retail spaces. Most of the tenants, including the restaurants already announced at the location (Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and Tavern, Smoke’s Coutinerie of Quebec and Rita’s Italian Ice) will take up more than one Cube. For more information, visit www.gspawn.com, or call 702.385.7912.
Fire Fighter-Themed Attraction Opens in Branson: Hundreds of firefighters from across the country gathered April 10-12 in Branson, Missouri for the grand opening ceremonies of Silver Dollar City‘s Fireman’s Landing, a new $8 million area with 10 family adventures, modeled after a community fair of a century ago and showcasing mock training activities of volunteer firefighters. The storyline creates the atmosphere of the rides serving as “training” adventures for recruits for the Silver Dollar City Fire Brigade. For more information, visit www.silverdollarcity.com.