Boston Pawn Shop Memories: Top 10 Hits from 1985

In 1985, Empire Loan opened their first Boston pawn shop on Washington St. in the South End. In those days the Orange Line rumbled by overhead and the neighborhood looked very different than it does now. When Michael Goldstein opened his doors he wanted to create a different kind of pawn shop, one with polite and professional people who would explain things to customers in an honest and open way. Now 30 years later, Empire Loan has 8 locations, including 2 pawn shops in Providence, and has helped countless customers make ends meet with fast cash loans.

Back then, the music you listened to on the ride over included this Top Ten:

Boston Pawn Shop Memories

  • Careless Whisper by Wham
  • Like a Virgin/Madonna
  • Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go/Wham
  • I Want to know What Love is/Foreigner
  • I Feel For You/Chaka Khan
  • Out Of Touch/Hall & Oates
  • Everybody Wants to Rule The World/Tears for Fears
  • Money for Nothing/Dire Straits
  • Crazy for You/Madonna
  • Take On Me/a-ha

Some things have changed but the one constant is that the staff at Empire Loan will treat you honestly and fairly, lending you more money and selling to you for less. Stop in today and see how much things have changed at our Boston pawn shop.

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