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America's Super Pawn Expands, Opens Newest Store In Bradenton

America's Super Pawn has added a third store in the Tampa Bay region to encourage customers to "recycle your lifestyle." The new store is located at 5137 14th St. W. in Bradenton. Owner Greg Twarowski credits his success to his unique business model.

"My goal has been to bring in a lot of people who would like to get rid of unwanted items, but who would not typically come to a pawn shop," Twarowski says. "We want people to feel comfortable, so when you walk into the store, it looks more like an upscale electronics or jewelry shop except we offer great deals for bargain hunters, an easy way to recycle surplus items and collateral loans for people who need them."

The new facility is 12,000 square feet with a secured area for larger goods such as cars, motorcycles and construction equipment. Warranties are available for certain items. Financial services include check cashing, money wires, bill paying and pre-paid credit cards.

According to America's Super Pawn website, pawning as a financing tool has been around for centuries. Remember, Queen Isabella of Spain pawned her jewels to finance Christopher Columbus' excursion to the new world.

America's Super Pawn ensures protection against stolen goods through leadsonline.com, an Internet-based tool that links with police departments across the country. All items obtained by America's Super Pawn are processed through this system and held for 30 days to ensure they are legitimate and have not been stolen.

Other America's Super Pawn locations include 5612 15th St. E. in Bradenton and 1120 N. Washington Blvd. in Sarasota. Twarowski says he plans to add more locations in the future.

Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Greg Twarowski, America's Super Pawn
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