Owner of NW Pawn Shop Jeff Kritenbrink always has been drawn to pawn shops and fascinated by the style of business. But, if you would have asked him a few months ago if he was going to own a pawn shop, he would have simply replied “oh yeah, sure ….”
“The opportunity just came up,” Kritenbrink said. “Sometimes you just have to go with it if chance presents itself.”
Though not actively seeking to open a pawn shop, Kritenbrink bought the pawn shop and its inventory from the past owner after she had decided to get out of the business. Now, with his very own storefront, Kritenbrink intends to liquidate as much of the old inventory he can and before putting new items out on the floor.