Building a legacy at 22 years old, meet the JMU graduates who decided to take a leap and keep a beloved Norfolk donut shop alive.
NORFOLK, Va. — If you have lived in Hampton Roads for a few years, you’re probably familiar with O’s Donuts in Norfolk.
Ally Amory’s family owned the business. But 2020 impacted businesses all over, including O’s.
“During COVID, they just weren’t sure what to do with O’s. They knew they probably should sell it,” Amory said.
So, Amory took a leap of faith, bought the business, and reopened O’s Donuts in April of 2022.
Amory became the new owner, and Emily Walton, her best friend, stepped up and became co-owner. These two are now business owners at 22 years old.
“It’s awesome to be able to take that over and continue the legacy of the same spot that everybody loves,” she continued.
O’s legacy is …