Best Of 2015

Best Pawn Shop: American Jewelry & Loan

20450 Greenfield Rd., Detroit; 313-345-4000; pawndetroit.com

Made famous by the popular reality TV show Hardcore Pawn, American Jewelry & Loan is admittedly less sensational in real life. But what it lacks in TV drama, it more than makes up for in stock, with great prices on a variety of jewelry, TVs, guitars, and fur coats, as well as some truly strange curios.

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