Hard decisions: Some shops forced to raise prices after COVID-19 shutdown

After being shut down for so long, some businesses are being forced to make a move they don’t want to: raise their prices.
Jarett Slionski's busy barber business was stopped dead in its tracks when the coronavirus forced him to shut his doors. It forced him to raise the price of a haircut at the Iron & Tread Barber Shop just to stay open.
"Instead of me being able to do 20 haircuts in a day, I can only do 13 – so the only option for me was to raise my prices,” he said.
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Most customers who spoke to News 12 said they were willing to fork over extra cash for a cut.

“Everybody is struggling to keep their businesses a float. We, as a community, have to support them," said Matt Dolce, of Bayport.
Just west of the Iron & Tread is the South Shore Dive on Main Street, where they are charging a bit more for takeout orders.
"Everybody is understanding that we were closed for three months and we are just trying to make up for that,” said Nick Petro.
The Sayville Chamber of Commerce set up a “Small Business Relief Fund” to help struggling businesses owners.