Catching up with Rick Harrison

America’s most famous pawnbroker now has a bartender’s card, to go along with his saloon and other businesses opening in October.


He told the Las Vegas Sun he’s looking forward to the time when people will have only hazy memories of “Pawn Stars” but apparently coffee and donuts are forever:


Harrison also plans to open a wedding chapel, in part to revive the flagging industry along Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Otherwise, the businesses planned for Pawn Plaza are as odd a fit as the plaza’s mismatched color scheme. All are independent businesses or small franchises, such as Rita’s Italian Ice, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Vegas Flip Flops, So-Cal Speed Shop, Inna Gadda di Pizza and Pawn Donut & Coffee.