Century-Old Pawn Shop on 69th Street Still Run by the Same Family

Stanton Myerson, owner of Lou's Jewelry & Pawn
Image via Pete Bannan, Daily Times.
Stanton Myerson, owner of Lou's Jewelry & Pawn.

There’s a family-run business on 69th Street in Upper Darby that’s been helping residents come up with some extra cash for 100 years, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Times.

Lou’s Jewelry & Pawn is a block from the Tower Theater. It’s now under second-generation ownership by 72-year-old Stanton Myerson.

It’s one of the oldest in the U.S. run by the same family.

There’s usually a line of people when the shop opens, he said.

“It’s like a performer going on stage and they get an applause, that keeps you going,” Myerson said. “I love what I’m doing; I come in every day like it is the first day.”

Myerson learned the business as a five-year-old from his father, who had his own pawn shop in Chester.

One of the more notable items in his store was a Super Bowl trophy. Myerson said he got that when he paid off the legal fees of the owner, who got in hot water when he sold mock-up trophies as the original.

He also has a chair the Pope sat in when he visited Philadelphia.

There’s lots more, but you’ll have to visit the store.

Read more in the Daily Times.