In our first episode, my dad joins myself and Dan in studio to explore pawnbroking. Listeners will learn the story behind our family’s business–from Les’ first sale at age 7 to becoming some of the most recognized pawnbrokers in the world. Listeners will hear Les talking about his days growing up working in his grandfather’s shop, the iconic Sam’s Loan. Here’s a great online article that shares more history about that location which is now in the center of one of Detroit’s coolest resurgent neighborhoods.
As always, I bring some cool items from the shop and share a story of splitting an unusual set of sports memorabilia (something I thought I would never do) because of the customer who was making the purchase.
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