Maplewood Pawn owner Gian Vianello has announced that after almost 60 years he’s closing the doors for good.
On Facebook Vianello said the shop, at 7407 Manchester Road, was opened in 1958 by Jerry Bearman and managed by Fred Schuver.
“They taught me how to do the right thing. They retired. Now it’s my time,” Vianello said. “We’ll be having some sales. I don’t want to take some of this stuff home with me. Bring cash! Anybody want to buy a business? Talk to me.”
The store’s last day is Dec. 23, 2017.
Vianello also said he’s taking bids on the store’s ukulele museum.
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