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Capital Pawn Celebrates Reopening One Year After Devastating Fire

Public invited to event held at their South Salem location on June 12

[SALEM, OREGON] — If you were to overhear the conversation between Beth and Adam Anundi as they inspect the construction site of their Salem pawnshop, it would be easy to mistake them as owners of a brand new store. Their cheery banter and enthusiastic attention to every detail belie the fact that this construction project isn’t something they chose or even anticipated. Rather, it’s the result of a devastating fire at this, their flagship location, last year.

On June 11, just before midnight, they received a call from the alarm company. Within minutes, seven engines and two ladder trucks responded to the two-alarm fire. By the time the Anundis arrived from their home, the entire building was engulfed.

“The phone vibrated just before midnight on June 11, 2020 jarring us from sleep,” recalls Beth, “the security company informed us that there was some disturbance at our South Salem location. Dressing as quickly as possible, we hopped in the car and started towards the store. I could smell the arid smoke about four minutes from our store. Blue and red lights flashed brilliantly on the four lanes in front of our store. Hordes of firefighters were crawling through the building and policemen directed us to park safely. It was a shocking sight. Smoke was pouring out of every available opening.”

“We built this business from the ground up and had just opened three other shops; we loved this little pawn shop with our whole hearts. What were we going to do? How were we going to take care of our customers? Our team?”

There are plenty of business owners who’d never be able to recover from such a crippling setback during the midst of a global pandemic. Beth and Adam Annundi are nothing like that. “We never really considered anything except moving forward,” says Adam, “because this is the store where we launched a dream.”

After opening in 2011, they quickly established a reputation in the local community and beyond for a warm and inviting atmosphere that focused on outstanding customer service delivered by engaged and friendly employees. It’s an approach that has won local and national recognition and has led to the opening of four additional locations in McMinnville, Albany, Beaverton, and their latest acquisition in Portland of H&B Pawn, Oregon’s oldest pawnshop.

Now, they are pleased to celebrate the re-opening of their Salem store with an event that includes discounts, giveaways, and games:

Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:30 am until 3:00pm
Capital Pawn Salem
3335 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302
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Capital Pawn is a locally-owned and operated pawn business with five locations in Oregon. More information is available at www.cappawn.com or by following @cappawn on Facebook or Instagram.

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