The Gold Advance/Pawn Brokers 100 Bernon St, Woonsocket, RI02895 Since about 1990, The Gold Advance has been providing pawn shop services in Woonsocket. The business has four stores in…More the area and offers loans, check cashing and Western Union services. Manager Minh Pham feels that pawn shops have an undeserved negative image. The clean and friendly Bernon Street location certainly illustrates his point. It sells and buys gold, silver, rare and collectible coins, guitars, electronics, signed sports paraphernalia and more.