World Trade Center, Norfolk. Photo by @_cmfree.
This week’s #757locabiz feature is a Norfolk staple—Doumar’s. Doumar’s has been creating delicious ice cream in homemade, fresh waffle cones since the restaurant founder, Abe Doumar, created the first waffle cone at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Just one year later, Abe opened up his first ice cream and waffle cone stand in Coney Island. Abe’s waffle cone was such a big hit that he soon became the owner of a chain of ice cream stands along the east coast, including one stand in Ocean View Amusement Park. The stand in Ocean View quickly became the most successful, which led the Doumar family to relocate to Hampton Roads. After a devastating storm destroyed much of the park in 1933, Doumar’s opened the current Monticello Avenue restaurant that is so popular with Norfolk locals today. Come by Monday through Saturday between 10am and 11:30am to see waffle cones created on the original waffle cone machine that started it all. Photo by @malloryhotmess for @fm99rockgirl.
Today is the first day of fall, but we’re in denial. It’s been a lovely summer in the 757. Photo by @phototoaster.
The annual Chincoteague Pony Swim and Roundup. Photo by @makeitsnappy3.
The Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg. Photo by @abrasmith77.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach. Photo by @visitvabeach.
This week’ #757localbiz feature is the Norfolk Arts District (we know, technically not an individual business). The #norfolkartsdistrict is a reclaimed and now burgeoning area just north of #downtownnorfolk across Brambleton Ave. Here you’ll find a funky blend of artist havens (@alchemynfk, @haynephotographers, @thepushers), funky and chic retailers (@fuzion_ink_tattoo, Bob’s Gun Shop, @exotichomeinteriors) new eateries (@parlorongranby, Nouvelle) and classic mainstays (@chryslermuseum and Harrison Opera House). Lots of IG opportunity awaits among the murals. Definitely check out the area and look for more businesses to move in soon. Please tag any businesses we may have left out! Photo [email protected]
View from Mount Trashmore, Virginia Beach. Photo by @mikewashington.
@colling757 doing a Heelflip Indy over @sergieventura. 1st Street Jetty, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Photo by @_manichols_.
They call her Alliance. Yorktown. Photo by @secretleigh94.