Top Dollar Pawn and Jewelry will be welcoming a new neighbor in 2016 — the MGM National Harbor Casino. The new casino is currently being built less than a mile from our store, so we hope you’ll take the opportunity to visit them after you stop by to see us. The casino will not only provide thousands of jobs for our area, but will provide a huge economic boost to the area as well.
The National Harbor Casino is the sixth casino to be granted a license to operate in Maryland. Whiting-Turner Contracting Company has been selected as the Prime General Contractor for the new casino.
MGM is known for its lavish and luxurious hotels and casinos. If you’ve been to Las Vegas you may have seen or visited some of their other casinos — MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay or the Mirage. Don’t think the word “casino” means all they will offer is gambling. Yes, there will be 3,600 slot machines, 250 game tables, including poker tables and plenty of opportunity for other gaming adventures.
There will also be seven restaurants, numerous retail shops, a spa and Las Vegas scale shows for those who want more than just a great gambling experience. The 18-story glass luxury hotel will house 300 rooms and suites, plus a rooftop swimming pool.
The restaurants will include southern-style barbecue and comfort food from Gina and Pat Neeley. Andrew Carmellini, a James Beard Award winner, will provide haute cuisine. Maryland’s own Voltaggio Brothers will have a restaurant there, as will other local and renowned restaurateurs. You can expect great shows to be held in the 1,200 seat theater.
If you’re in the area on business, considering renting some of the 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Don’t worry about parking either. There’s a 5,000 space parking structure as well.
Top Dollar Pawn and Jewelry, a family owned and operated store, is the largest and closest pawn store to the new MGM casino. Like Top Dollar Pawn and Jewelry, the MGM National Harbor Casino places an emphasis on supporting local businesses and residents.
The casino will be hiring thousands of new employees, providing jobs for construction workers first, then later for vendors, managers, chefs, servers, tech jobs, security and more than 100 different positions throughout the casino.
MGM will be hiring primarily people from Prince George’s County and other parts of Maryland. The company is committed to diversity, with half of their employees coming from minority backgrounds. The casino is dedicated to excellence, and promises to support the residents of the area through attracting an increased number of tourists, by providing jobs to thousands of men and women, and through raising the value and attraction of the area.
Top Dollar Pawn & Jewelry will be the premier pawnbrokers and cash for gold resource for all National Harbor visitors.