The first level of Xtreme Cubes were dropped off this morning to create the highly anticipated Pawn Plaza just south of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, home of the Pawn Stars.
In all, 72 cubes will create the 36 structures that will include Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke Barbeque, a two-level restaurant and tavern at the furthest south end of the plaza from Rick Harrison and Rollin Smoke Barbeque. Above, a tavern with a patio overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard is already planned from Harrison.
Run by chef John Holland and his Arkansas-native family, Rollin Smoke has a fierce reputation as one of the top-tier barbecue creators in the city. "Low and slow" is how Rollin Smoke cooks their meat while also serving "home country sides," a monster-sized Outlaw Burger and lots of paper towels to help clean up from their signature sauce.
Rollin Smoke is no stranger to attentive fans of the Pawn Stars show with name-checks in recent episodes. In September, the team brought their mobile smoker over to the shop to cater to the staff.
The green pod will house the old hickory smoke pit, and food will be served cafeteria-style in the orange and purple pods. Guests can charge their phones via USB ports. Harrison says he plans to have live music two nights a week and may even let Chumlee get back on the decks once in a while.
Harrison says the lower level will contain all food outlets, and he hopes the upper level will mainly contain bars.
In all, 16 retail outlets are anticipated at the 11,000-square-foot shopping center. Expect a summer opening and more retail announcements soon. Cushman & Wakefield reps, who are handling the leasing, have leases out to potential occupants.
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