DAN'S PAWN HAS REOPENED!
Dan's Pawn did a soft opening, combining both stores into one, on Thursday November 1st 2018. We are now operating at 1314 Bayview Ave, directly behind our previous location on Beck. You can simply follow signs around the block to find our new store.
We are very proud to have reopened and look forward to serving as many people as we can in the coming weeks and months. We plan on formally opening on November 15th when we expect to have all merchandise consolidated into our new location. We know that times have been hard, and we are determined to rebuild and help ya'll. Call, click or come by... We're back in business!
Hurricane Michael Update 10/26/18 - Due to Hurricane Michael, both of our stores have suffered heavy damage from the wind and storm surge. Our St. Andrews location had 1-2 feet of storm surge and the roof came off, allowing water to damage half of our merchandise and pawn loans. Our Springfield location was hit hard by Hurricane Michael's winds and about 60% of the merchandise was damaged.
The Good: All of the jewelry pawns & layaways were saved, along with 90% of our tools and gas-powered pawn items. These items were transported out of harm's way before the storm, and will be returned shortly.
The Bad: Unfortunately, most of the electronics merchandise suffered wind, water & heat damage, but we hope to save 10-20% of those items. There was some looting immediately after the storm, especially at our Springfield store, but we quickly placed armed security on a 24/7 watch at both locations.
We are actively working to make our new temporary, Dan's Pawn St. Andrews, location safe and ready for all of our merchandise. Our temporary store is located directly behind the old St. Andrews store. We hope to be operational, at our temporary location, by November 1st, while our St. Andrews store is gutted and rebuilt.
Our insurance company has done a great job helping us through this process. We have 22 vendors working overtime helping us save as much as we can, and restore our infrastructure. We've had a huge outpouring of support from friends, family and pawnbrokers from around the country. We have 14 of our original employees still here, which is plenty enough to get started... and hope to get the rest back shortly. Starting Saturday(tomorrow) 10/27/18 we will have all 14 phone lines from 3 locations forwarded to our Corporate Office.
We have 900 important messages to return, so please be patient as we work hard to get caught up. Don't worry about your pawned items defaulting, because we are giving time extensions to everyone. We love you guys, and are heartbroken by what's happened to our community. With God's help and your support, we shall return stronger than ever. On behalf of your friends here at Dan's Pawn, we look forward to serving you soon.