DETROIT
07/27/2013 12:42 pm ET

Les Gold, 'Hardcore Pawn' Star: 'Detroit Is Coming Back' (VIDEO)

Trust a pawnbroker to know a thing or two about the financial struggles of a city and its residents: like Les Gold, the colorful star of truTV reality show "Hardcore Pawn" set at his pawn shop in Detroit.

But though he's likely seen enough people trying to sell off prized possessions at American Jewelry and Loan to feel a bit discouraged, Gold is optimistic about the city's future, bankruptcy filing and all.

"Detroit is coming back," the native Detroiter said when he stopped by the HuffPost Live studio this week. "Detroiters are very resilient. There is no doubt in my mind Detroit will be one of the premiere cities again."

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