Once the site of a Williamsburg staple, the frozen dessert franchise Skippy’s SnoBalls has officially opened in the former home of Queen Anne Dari-Snak.
Co-owner Skip Harrison said he discovered the old Queen Anne building when he was on a lunch break from his job as a supply officer with the United States Navy. He knew immediately the location was special.
He and his wife Sarah decided to open a second SnoBalls location — their first is in Virginia Beach — to fill the void Queen Anne left when the 60-year-old burger joint closed last June.
While the old Queen Anne property underwent a facelift – including cornhole boards and a giant Jenga for play – the community spirit of the place isn’t going to change, Skip Harrison said.
“The landlord really wanted to make sure the building stayed a community hangout spot,” he told WYDaily after signing a lease on the property last August.
“People like a place where they can just be,” Sarah Harrison added.
According to a Skippy’s Facebook post, the shaved ice chain opened its newest location at 7127 Merrimac Trail on March 1.
The shop serves up Louisiana-style shaved ice with over 100 flavors, including classics like cherry and green apple as well as more unique flavors such as dill pickle and red velvet cake.
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