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Mainland Pawn Shop marks 40 years in business - The Galveston County Daily News : Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

August 27, 2014

Mainland Pawn Shop marks 40 years in business

Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 10:24 am, Fri Jan 17, 2014.

Biz birthday: When Mike and Betty Holcomb launched Mainland Pawn Shop & Custom Jewelry 40 years ago, they began by selling his hunting and fishing gear and some of her jewelry. But the venture that began at 106 state Highway 3 in La Marque on a shoestring, has grown into one of the most successful pawn shops in the county, offering a wide variety of merchandise.

Much has changed in 40 years since the business began. The independent businesses that operated on Highway 3 near Mainland Pawn Shop — Bogatto’s Grocery Store, Schreiber & Miller Furniture to name a couple — have disappeared. 

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