While some Southern Tier businesses have closed since the start of the pandemic, some are surviving despite health and economic issues posed by Covid-19.

Devon Beaman, the operator of the Dollhouse NYC salon, has moved the business from Endicott to Binghamton.

The shop held a grand opening celebration at its new location at 31 Court Street last week. Construction workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the salon just before guests arrived to visit the place.

Dollhouse NYC owner Devon Beaman in the salon with a client on January 14, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Beaman said she came to Broome County from Long Island. She said she's excited about the prospect of operating the small business in downtown Binghamton.

Beaman said operating her own business is hard work but she likes it because "I control everything."

The salon follows Covid-19 safety protocols that have become standard operating procedure for businesses since the start of the pandemic nearly a year ago.

The Dollhouse NYC salon is located at 31 Court Street in Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Construction work was underway at the soon-to-open salon on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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