Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center on Lee Street in Alexandria Louisiana, site of the filming of the History Channel's Cajun Pawn Stars
The "Cajun Pawn Stars" series on the History Channel is filmed on location in Alexandria at the Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center, and follows the exploits of its owner Jimmie DeRamus and his family-owned business.
Jimmie, also known as "Big Daddy", is joined on the show by his daughter Tammie and his younger brother Johnnie.
Several employees of the store are also featured on screen, including Louisiana bayou pawn brokers Robby Friend, Walt Piper, Tina Journet, and Fred "Yankee" Howell.
Other local "stars" in the show include a variety of customers including "quirky local characters" such as "The Joker," and area antique appraisers and history experts.
The Silver Dollar Pawn Shop is one of the largest pawn shops in the South. The main room alone displays more than 43,000 items of inventory.
The 20,000-square-foot store houses more than 100,000 items, and is an attraction for school and tourist bus tours.
Silver Dollar Pawn Shop is located at 2417 Lee Street in ALexandria, and on the web at http://silverdollar-alexandria.com. Phone 318.487.6005, or toll-free 888.945.3168.
Louisiana is a popular setting for the movie industry, and several hit reality TV shows on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, CMT, and other cable networks.
The state has become an exciting location featuring a diversity of towns and subjects for reality television for three main reasons: 1) tax credits and incentives, 2) mild year-round weather, and 3) interesting, likable, real-world characters.