History

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GRANTERS Jewelry & Loan is one of the oldest operating businesses in El Cerrito. Buying, Selling and Loaning money in downtown friendly El Cerrito since it was opened in 1943 by the founder - Bob Granter. Old man Granter was a very eccentric person with a passion for quality musical instruments & fine jewelry. It has been said that at any given time. Mr. Granter would have everything from a 4ct Diamond solitaire ring to a Steinway grand piano in on pawn. Old man Granter passed away in the 70s, leaving the shop to his son-in-law Stan. Stan was not only a kind and caring man, but he even looked like a pawnbroker! As a youngster. I would peek into the pawnshop and Stan would be sitting behind the loan counter with a green sun visor on, looking like Rod Steiger in the classic movie "The Pawnbroker." Stan the Man helped me with some of the most important purchases of my life. I bought my beautiful bride's engagement ring at GRANTERS Jewelry & Loan over 30 years ago. Stan the pawn man died on June 6, 1987, on my wedding night - RIP. Stan's son Dino continued the family business for the next 6 years until a new breed of pawnbroker stepped in. Uncle Ralph and Vito took over the legacy of "CA$H in a FLASH" money loaned with up to four months to re-pay!

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Why Choose Granters Pawn Shop?

  • Over 70 years of experience, Est. 1943
  • Fine jewelry up to 75% Off certified value
  • Quality used musical instruments
  • Easy to reach location in Friendly Downtown El Cerrito
  • Top Dollar Paid For Your Gold, Silver & Diamonds $$$