Pawn Depot of LaPlace celebrates in style

Published 6:32 am Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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LAPLACE — Last week Pawn Depot of LaPlace celebrated a milestone with its ribbon cutting. Located at 509 W. Airline Highway, Pawn Depot of LaPlace is a one-stop shop to loan, sell, trade and purchase merchandise.

LaPlace marks the seventh Pawn Depot location in the Greater New Orleans area. The first location opened in February 2015 in Hammond and has been followed by stores in Slidell, Gretna, Metairie, Covington and Chalmette.

In an interview with L’OBSERVATEUR in June of 2022, Pawn Depot co-owner Stewart Smith said customers can expect to find a little bit of everything in the store, from jewelry and sporting goods to firearms, electronics, musical instruments, luxury purses, home and garden tools and more.

Smith said there was a need for another pawn shop in the community to give people loan options in a time of need.

“The majority of our customers are hardworking, blue-collar folks who need extra funds, whether it be for an emergency or just making it check to check,” Smith said.

“There’s only one other location in the community. We think competition is healthy, and we offer an alternative to give folks a choice. We look forward to the opportunity to serve the folks here and earn business. We will be treating customers the way we want to be treated. Everyone is welcome.”

For more information about Pawn Depot in LaPlace, call 985-359-7296. The latest product selections can be viewed on the Pawn Depot of LaPlace Facebook page or at


-Brooke R. Cantrelle contributed to this report.