Dave's Pawn Shop
Dave's Pawn ShopDave's Pawn Shop
216 S El Paso St
El Paso, TX 79901
In the heart of downtown El Paso sits a pawn shop full of oddities and hidden treasures. In 1950, David Baron (Dave for short) inherited his father’s surplus store, which operated during World War II. After converting the space and reintroducing it under its original name, “Dave’s Loan Co.,” Mr. Baron began collecting, trading, and selling objects from all over the world. Now, two generations later, Dave’s Pawn Shop is filled to the brim with all sorts of interesting finds, like retro children’s toys and graphic novels, coins and medals that once belonged to prominent political figures, and even human remains like the supposed trigger finger of Pancho Villa. Over the years, Dave’s has become an El Paso icon and an obligatory stop for multiple celebrities, including Eddie Van Halen, Billy F. Gibbons, and most recently, Jack White.