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Welcome to Big Ed's!


Locally-owned and operated since 1999, Big Ed’s has been serving the Thunder Bay area for many years and wants to work with you!  Our loyal customers love our personalized treatment – it keeps them coming back.


Ed's Pawn Shop was opened in 1965 by Edwin Harju, and quickly became a fixture in the Bay-Algoma St area.  Many people in the area still remember the man as a quick-thinking and interesting man who always had a story to tell.

The Ed's Pawn Shop known today was established in 1999, when a pair of brothers bought the store from Ed as he grew older.  The store continued to

flourish, and gained a reputation as fair and reliable.


244 Bay St, Early 1930s

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