Our Story

Our Story

Uncle Dan’s Pawn Shops, Inc.

Serving the Dallas Area Since 1987!

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Thank you for stopping by our website!  This is a recap of our personal story and the history of how we grew our company brand to six thriving pawn stores in the Dallas Metro Area.

As the owners, Dan and Kim Foster, we began planning our first pawn shop in early 1987.  Trying to establish a name for the company was no easy task.  Dan felt that if someone needed to borrow money you would first seek out a relative and Uncle Dan’s Pawn was founded.

Later that year, we opened our first store in a Cedar Hill shopping center at Beltline and Highway 67.  After several years in that Cedar Hill location, we outgrew our space and needed a larger building.  We purchased 1.67 acres behind our existing store on N. Clark Rd. Construction began immediately on our new 7,500 sq. ft. site. After six months, we moved into our beautiful new building.  Our Cedar Hill store has been in this location since 1992.  The company began to make loans on large items like cars, boats, buses, trailers and 18-wheelers. Once we were asked to make a loan on a helicopter, but we did not know anyone that could test it!

In 1994, we purchased a former gas station on the corner of South Hampton & Wheatland Rd. Using our Cedar Hill store as the prototype, we quickly started construction.  By January 1995, Uncle Dan’s Pawn – South Dallas was in operation. This large, modern building just off of I-20 is easily identified by our tall neon sign and is considered our flagship location.

Six convenient locations in the Dallas area

Uncle Dan’s Pawn – Garland was purchased from the previous owners in 2000.  This store, located at Broadway and Dairy Rd, was remodeled and extended to over 4,000 sq. ft.  Also in 2000, we acquired another established store in a strip shopping center. Once again, our company quickly outgrew the space and purchased a 7,800 sq ft. building at the corner of Greenville and Ross Boulevard.  In June 2008, Century Bank acquired this location and we were once again searching for a new location. We set our sights on a building at W. Mockingbird and Highway 183.  This store, highlighted by a diamond-shaped crystal chandelier, is now known as Uncle Dan’s Pawn – North Dallas.  Like all of our store designs, the remodeled space is open, bright, inviting and has plenty of parking. The updated LED lighted showcases make shopping a pleasure.

In 2010 two more stores were purchased, one in Mesquite, and one on East Grand Avenue in Dallas.  Both stores have been remodeled to meet the high quality standards that you have come to expect from Uncle Dan’s Pawn.

We are proud of all of our stores and our store teams.  Whether you need a loan or want a great deal on name brand merchandise, we invite you to come in to any one of our six stores in the Dallas Metro Area.  You’ll be glad you did!

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