Empire Loan just may be the only pawn shop in New England, if not the country, that does not
charge senior citizens any fees whatsoever! That’s right, the one chain of pawn shops in Boston
and throughout New England that believes in polite and professional service, the one that
believes in complete transparency and will explain every step of the process from appraisal to
terms and policies does not charge those over 65 any additional fees. No appraisal fees. No lost
ticket fees. No photo fees, closing fees, storage fees, nothing. Just pay the interest and you’re
Founded in 1985, Empire Loan provides collateral-based loans at 8 locations in Boston,
Providence (No. Main St. and Broad St.), New Bedford, Worcester, Stoughton, Lowell and Lynn.
Early on, we decided that senior citizens deserve special treatment. We decided that it would
be Empire Loan’s policy to not charge seniors any of the fees that regular customers pay, and
certainly not the fees often charged by other pawn shops.
To ensure that this policy would be implemented consistently at all of our locations, Empire
Loan set up a system where the computer system automatically identifies those customers who
qualify and provides the fee waiver benefit based on the customers date of birth. We’ve made
it easy for seniors. It’s automatic. There’s nothing to sign up for, and no need to even ask for
the discount. As Empire Loan owner Michael Goldstein likes to say; “It’s That Easy!”
We all know that clothing accessories are a great way to enhance a wardrobe and get more fashion mileage out of a single piece. The perfect belt or scarf, for instance can completely change an outfit – taking it from great to Wow! But did you know you can extend your wardrobe even further with your jewelry!? That’s right. A great piece of jewelry can be used to accessorize your accessories! Empire Loan’s two pawn shops in Providence have great ideas.
Take, for example, the beautiful 14 karat yellow gold omega link necklace that Empire Loan’s Broad Street Providence store recently posted a picture of, showing 3 different ways to wear it. Simply switching the slide pendants creates multiple options with this beautiful single piece. The different pendants allow you to tailor the necklace to compliment a particular outfit or mood, and extend your jewelry collection. With a diamond accented heart, the piece can be fun and romantic. Pair it with the sapphire accented infinity design and it can be more of a fashion statement that coordinates with the color of your outfit.
Swapping pendants from one chain to another is the simplest way of changing a look, but using a ring, bracelet or pin as a pendant can further stretch your jewelry wardrobe and offer you a variety of looks. And don’t forget pins paired with colorful scarves. They’re a versatile jewelry accessory that can add a touch of class to any outfit. Or how about a ring with a scarf? People don’t tend to think of using a ring as an accent for a scarf, but try it! It’s another way to extend and dress up your wardrobe.
Everyone knows that accessories make the outfit. Now you know how jewelry can be used to take it one step further – to accessorize your accessories. Check out all your jewelry fashion options at Empire Loan’s two pawn shops in Providence, and our other 6 locations.
LOWELL, Mass. —Lowell residents are stepping up to help those affected by a devastating fire on Thursday that killed four adults and three children.
The tragedy has touched off a donating frenzy across the community. The Wish Project in Lowell has collected five tons of donations in two days.
“Many of these families have no IDs, no birth certificate, nothing,” said Donna Hunnewell of The Wish Project. “The donations have just been absolutely unbelievable.”
Michael Goldstein, the CEO of Empire Loan in Lowell, said the company will donate $1,000 and will match donations dollar for dollar up to $2,500.
“It’s time to rally around people that come to this country for a better life who are met with tragedy,” he said. “There’s other children who lost parents, they’re going to need to make it through college.”
You can catch the full article from WCVB.
Our CEO, Michael Goldsteing, reported that Empire Loan will be donating $1000 to victims of the fire in Lowell. We will also match donations dollar for dollar up to $2500. You can see how our community is coming together during tough times in the 7 News story below: