Small Business Spotlight: Goldman's Pawn Shop

Goldman's Pawn Shop has been a staple of downtown Evansville for more than 100 years.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 4:32 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2021 7:42 PM

Goldman's Pawn Shop has been a staple of downtown Evansville for more than 100 years now.

“Goldman’s has been in business since 1898," said Rachael Goldman, manager of Goldman's Pawn Shop. "We’re A fifth-generation family business and the oldest continuously operated pawn shop in Indiana.”

This pawn shop prides itself on offering hidden gems and historic finds for Evansville citizens for over a century.

“Evansville has always taken care of us, and we endeavor to take care of Evansville,” said Goldman.

But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the longest operating pawn shop in the Hoosier State. The coronavirus pandemic putting this centuries old business to the test.

“I’m the fifth generation of my family to work in this family business, and to be in a position where you might see the end of that is terrifying." said Goldman.

But thanks to Evansville’s support, this local business is back and better than ever.

“So many coworkers and members of the community rallied behind us, and it was invaluable," said Goldman.

And when you walk into Goldman’s, you’ll be guaranteed to find something you’ve never seen before.

“This is a third model Colt Tragoon dating from about 1851 to 1861, and this is a 1925 Plectrum banjo by William Len. It’s a very fine instrument, so besides the age, it’s just beautifully crafted," said Goldman.

You can check out Goldman’s Pawn Shop in the heart of downtown Evansville right off of 4th Street.

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