Our rich history dates all the way back to 1918, when Philip Kohn, an entrepreneur from Dayton, Ohio, settled in Lima and founded Kohn’s Loan Company on East Market Street. With the help of his family, he successfully operated the business until the 1950’s, after which the company came under the ownership of various proprietors.
In 1968, Kohn’s Loan Company was acquired by the the Rabiner Family and has remained a family owned and operated business ever since.
Over the years, we’ve been steadily expanding. In January of 1990, Kohn’s moved from East Market street to the current location at 126 W High Street. Our spacious 15,000 square foot facility is equipped with a state of the art security system and features a beautiful showroom floor with a stunning jewelry showcase, mounted musical instrument displays and a vast selection of merchandise.
As one of Lima’s oldest and longest running businesses, we have witnessed the steady growth and rapid changes in our neighborhood over the decades. We are proud to have remained a cornerstone of our community and to continue to serve our loyal customers for so many years.
THE MONEY VAULt
In 2010, we opened our second location, The Money Vault, in Cincinnati. When customers walk through the door they immediately notice the massive, classic iron door leading to our bank vault.
The Money Vault specializes in high-end watches, gold and diamond jewelry, motorcycles and more. We strive to make our customers feel like family through our superior expertise, personalized service and dedication to our customers’ security and privacy.
At the core of our philosophy is our commitment to honesty, integrity and the preservation of the “family run business model”. This philosophy has earned us the trust of our customers and has secured a bright future for our business.
The Money Vault continues to grow and has several plans for expansion in the near future.