Austin Russell, better known as Chumlee from the History channel's hit TV show "Pawn Stars" is bringing a sweet solution to his boss' Pawn Plaza retail center.
Originally named Chumlee’s Candyland and destined for the shuttered Rita’s Italian Ice space, Chumlee’s Candy on the Boulevard is now almost ready to open inside the vacant home of Pawn Donut and Coffee.
While the Plaza has not matched the wild success and long lines of visitors outside Rick Harrison’s Gold & Silver Pawn Shop across the parking lot, new tenants are starting to fill the empty spaces, including recent arrival Jared's Old Fashioned Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.
Candy on the Boulevard hopes to debut within the next two weeks, after missing this week’s planned opening day. The small space can handle about a dozen customers at a time and features a broad selection of candy, vintage favorites like Abba-Zaba and Pez, plus a wide variety of Jones Sodas.
Rick Harrison makes regularly scheduled bartending appearances at his Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern next door and Chumlee is also expected to host promotions behind the counter.
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