North by East: Farewell to a Lewiston Pawnshop
An account of Marcel Morin and his pawnshop, Pine Tree Trading Company, set to close after 33 years. Recounts the ebb and flow of Morin's business over the years; his commitment to fair business practices; and his compassion and respect for his customers, often extremely poor people in need of cash to survive. Describes the extended bout of COVID-19 that led to his physical decline and eventually necessitated the closing of his shop.
Coffin, Jaed, "North by East: Farewell to a Lewiston Pawnshop" (2021). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 5594.