Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry Celebrates Grand Opening Today

Public Grand Opening Includes Celebrity Appearances, Tattoos and Gun Range

Nov 26, 2015, 10:02 ET from Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry

SIOUX FALLS, Nov. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at 9 a.m., Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opened its doors to the public. The 70,000 square foot destination has become the largest attraction in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Entertainment District.

Badlands Pawn includes the largest pawnshop in the Midwest, $4 million gun range and firearms retail store, concert venue, box office, foundry, tattoo shop, 24-hour live rock radio station, nickel coffee and free ice water.  "And that is a small sample of what is going on," said founder and CEO Chuck Brennan.

Brennan created the Badlands Empire with Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry, Badlands Motor Speedway and Badlands Entertainment which manages a production company, radio network, touring acts and concert venues, among other ventures.

At this weekend's Grand Opening, guests including the famed Les and Seth Gold from TruTV's "Hardcore Pawn." Brennan said the owners of American Jewelry & Loan in Detroit consulted with him when he originally conceived Badlands Pawn to help him make it the absolute best pawn shop in the Midwest.

"The result is a place to find unique things you can't get anywhere else," said Brennan. "Plus it will be a lot of fun. I have always loved finding treasures at pawn shops and am thrilled to bring that same experience to guests of Badlands."

Among the offerings are a music department with hundreds of flying guitars, high-end handbags from designers like Gucci and Chanel, hundreds of tools and hundreds of designer watches including Rolex and Breitling.

Also making its debut today is South Dakota's only live 24-hour radio station. KBAD 94.5 FM, also known as the Guns, Gold & Rock N Roll Radio Network, will begin its round-the-clock broadcasting with a slew of talented DJs and non-stop rock & roll music.

KBAD 94.5 will broadcast live from the floor of Badlands Pawn 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Led by longtime Sioux Falls DJ and radio personality Crash, the broadcasts will allow guests to watch and listen to live broadcasts.

"This is the culmination of a lifelong dream to bring all the things I love to my home town," said Brennan. Brennan began his business career in the music industry. He now owns Dollar Loan Center which operates over 100 locations in multiple states; founded the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls and is a philanthropist who has given millions to community organizations. "Badlands Pawn is the center of the Badlands family and will be a destination that people come from around the world to experience."

Badlands Pawn's state of the art, multi-million showroom personally designed by Brennan will officially open on Saturday, November 28 with a sold-out performance by Hairball.

"During the concert, Hairball will welcome some of the original artists from the 'Decade of Decadence,' " said Brennan. "Chainsaw Caine, the band's founder, original singer, and now Badlands Entertainment Group manager, will also join Hairball on stage for some classic Slave Raider songs.  Vince Neil of Motley Crue will also be front and center this weekend at Badlands.  We have been friends and neighbors in Vegas for years."

Badlands recently announced its first five months of concerts with performances by iconic bands including KISS, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rick Springfield, Queensryche, Night Ranger, Megadeth and Grand Funk Railroad. Tickets go on sale today to the general public and can be purchased in person at the Badlands Pawn Box Office or online at

"Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry is an entertainment, business and tourism destination for people around the world," said Brennan. "From live concerts, shopping and shooting to television, radio and even racing, you'll always have a great time at Badlands."

Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry is located at 1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in the heart of the Sioux Falls Sports & Entertainment District. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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