Two years ago, Pipe Dream published our first local business issue. With the COVID-19 pandemic now largely in the rearview, we take a look into how the Binghamton area has been faring. In this issue, we tell the stories of businesses both new and old, also diving into recent efforts to revitalize Broome County’s economy. Ever wondered how many businesses run out of students’ dorm rooms? We cover that too.

We hope you enjoy Local Business Issue 2023.



Tom’s Coffee Cards & Gifts emphasizes community and creativity

Starting in 1982, Tom Kelleher stocks his shelves with eccentric jewelry, gourmet coffee and pretty prom gowns.

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Happy Pappi brings Venezuelan dishes to Binghamton

The chef of Happy Pappi, Luis Carrillo, offers arepas, which are flat round cornmeal cakes that can be made with various types of fillings.

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