Advertisement

‘Pawn Stars’ star Rick Harrison opens first Las Vegas Strip store

Bookmark this
September 12, 2019 By John Katsilometes

First, know that the store run by the creator of “Pawn Stars” is not a pawn shop.

“It’s a gallery with art, jewelry, a dinosaur leg, a few odd things,” Rick Harrison, co-star of the History television series based at Gold & Silver Pawn, said Wednesday afternoon. “There’s a little bit of everything.”

Harrison speaks of Rick Harrison Collection, a high-end gallery and boutique at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. The store is set to open Friday or Saturday, though the schedule for launching the business is chronically flexible. As Harrison says, “But I’ve been hearing, ‘Three more days’ for like a month.”

The art collection at Gold & Silver Pawn long ago outgrew the original business space. Harrison, working with Gold & Silver Art Director Chad Sampson, is an avid collector of mid-century masterworks. Pieces being displayed include the works of Salvador Dali, “Peanuts” comic strip specialist Tom Everhart and artist/filmmaker Tim Burton, who will open an exhibit at the Neon Museum from Oct. 15 to Feb. 15. The dinosaur piece is an actual, fossilized Camarasaurus leg that has been priced at $25,ooo at Gold & Silver.

Harrison says The Venetian offers a wealthy clientele that would be interested in his extensive collection.

“I do a ton of business in art,” Harrison said. “I thought, ‘Why not open another place?’ ”

Harrison says he might open a few other outposts, in Las Vegas and elsewhere, if his store takes off. Meantime, he and his son Corey Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell are recording season 16. The cast and crew are working 10- to 12-hour days over the next five months as the series continues to be a ratings hit.

“It’s one of the last family shows,” Harrison says. “You can watch my television show with all your kids without putting blinders on or covering your ears. It’s educational, and it’s always different, just like the store.”


Recent Articles

Eyes & Optics treats patients like rock stars

Eyes & Optics treats patients like rock stars

in Sponsored Content, Best Of News

The eclectic mix of furniture and Las Vegas memorabilia gives off a vibe that more feels more like an upscale lounge than a doctor’s office.

October 19, 2019 By Eyes & Optics

Relationship with Aesthetician Key for Skin Health

Relationship with Aesthetician Key for Skin Health

in Sponsored Content, Best Of News

Women have lots of important relationships in their lives, but one that often gets overlooked is the relationship with an aesthetician.

October 18, 2019 By Enrichment Holistic Skin Health

Circus Circus buyer Ruffin shares vision for Las Vegas property

Circus Circus buyer Ruffin shares vision for Las Vegas property

in Future Las Vegas

Phil Ruffin’s Treasure Island office gives him the perfect space to plan out the future of his newest property.

October 18, 2019 By Bailey Schulz

Bellagio sold to Blackstone in $4.2B leaseback deal

Bellagio sold to Blackstone in $4.2B leaseback deal

in Future Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International is selling the Bellagio property and leasing it back, giving the casino operator a cash infusion of more than $4 billion.

October 16, 2019 By Eli Segall

Advertisement

Must Read Articles

Congrats to the Best!

Congrats to the Best!

in Downtown News, Entertainment News, Best Of News, News

We are excited to present our 38th edition of the Best of Las Vegas. A program this large with international impact, could not be accomplished without the participation of our Las Vegas business community.

October 16, 2019 By Best of Las Vegas

Las Vegas bike shop captures fans across the country

Las Vegas bike shop captures fans across the country

in Sponsored Content, Best Of News

BBV Powersports has a passion for riding that stretches well beyond the borders of the city and captures the wild hearts of fans across the country.

October 13, 2019 By BBV Powersports

Bar at Smith’s Marketplace in Las Vegas becomes gathering place

Bar at Smith’s Marketplace in Las Vegas becomes gathering place

in Food

If you happen to be in the pharmacy section at the Smith’s Marketplace and hear a sudden roar, don’t be alarmed. It just means a football team has scored, triggering an excited response from those watching the game in the store’s bar.

October 12, 2019 By Heidi Knapp Rinella

Advertisement