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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Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
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