SEASIDE — Street construction has hampered business somewhat, but the banter has continued inside the barbershop at 10B Holladay Dr. in Seaside.

“It’s going good — we’re still open,” said Victory Barbershop owner Jacob Sullivan.

Sullivan, 43, caters to local clientele, which he feels is a reason for his success.

“I opened a business for the people that live here,” he said after giving a Coast Guard member a crew cut on Monday, Jan. 4.

“Not so much the people who are coming here and a lot of people go the other way —and that can hurt in the winter.”

Road construction limits business

Recent construction along South Holladay Drive involving installing new sewer, ADA accessible sidewalks, roadway reconstruction, asphalt paving and street lighting (part of the Southeast Seaside Urban Renewal Plan’s Holladay Streetscape Project) has come with some growing pains for nearby businesses.

“When they close the road everyone feels it,” Sullivan said.

“A lot of people have gotten accustomed to not going downtown because there’s construction.”

The stories and the people are Sullivan’s favorite part, and with walks-in there’s just no telling who will come through the door next.

“You get a lot of different opinions on things, and it’s nice to get outside your own box.”

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