New Suburban Sight-Seen: A Pawn Shop — WBBM NewsRadio 780 – March 10, 2009

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WBBM) Tuesday, 10 March 2009 7:14AM — You’ll never know what you’ll find inside a pawn shop or where the next pawn shop will open its doors.

Inside the new Naperville Jewelry and Loan pawn shop in downtown Naperville, there are antiques, sports collectables, jewelry and a Les Paul electric guitar signed by blues legend Buddy Guy.

Owner Greg Holloway, recently laid-off himself in another line of work, is on the leading edge of a trend, experts say about the growing business of pawn shops as the recession deepens and people look for financial assistance.

Holloway tells the Daily Herald that he set up in Naperville a month ago after several other towns turned him down, apparently still bothered by the negative image a pawn shop carries.

But retail experts say that’s changing and people should expect to see more pawn shops cropping up in family-friendly communities like Naperville.

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