Walk to the corner of East Main in Patchogue and you’ll discover a pawn shop that is a local institution. William J. O’Neill Sales Exchange Co., Inc. Founded by William O’Neill in the 1970s, the pawn shop is still family owned and operated. William’s daughter Veronica is the current president of the company and his granddaughter Jacqueline is learning the business.
Pulse Insider recently stopped by to learn more about the business and the oldest recorded method of lending money.