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WOONSOCKET â€” The History Channel better look out â€” its Pawn Stars reality show may be getting some competition from a real life pawnshop drama playing out in this town.
Call it Pawn Wars.
The battle kicked into high gear again yesterday after Fall River-based Spindle City Pawnbrokers upped the ante in its bid to secure a Main Street pawnbrokers license.
When word leaked out that the company intends to attempt an end-run around the City Council, which shot down Spindle Cityâ€™s application last week, Danny Baldelli, the operator of the only existing pawn shop in town for many years, parked a big box truck on Main Street plastered with several large, bright signs proclaiming, â€śNo more pawn shops.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s not about the competition,â€ť insists Baldelli, proprietor of the Gold Loan Company.
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