Spartan Gyros to open early November

Staff writer

After some delays, Spartan Gyros co-owner Thano Stratigakos expects his fast-casual Greek restaurant to open its doors early next month.

The Richmond Road restaurant is expected to open during the week of Nov. 5, according to its owners, Thano and Anastasia Stratigakos. The couple comes from families who emigrated to the area from Sparta, Greece, and have backgrounds in the restaurant and retail industries, they said.

The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in August, but Stratigakos said the opening date was pushed back due to the permitting and licensing process, along with other external factors. The restaurant also ordered a hood for its kitchen from California, but it was delayed after a series of wildfires broke out across the state earlier this year, Thano Stratigakos said.

“We just ran into a lot of unexpected things, which I think everyone does when they’re opening something up,” he said. “It looks like we’re going to be completely finished with the construction part this week and then we just need to pass all of the inspections, so it’s looking like the first week of November.”

Spartan Gyros will offer fresh-cut rotisserie meats for gyros, souvlaki and gyro bowls, as well as hamburgers, salads and traditional Greek desserts, the owners said. The 1,700-square-foot restaurant will also offer drive-thru service, and its dining room will seat about 40 customers.

The restaurant will be at the site of the former Dunkin’ Donuts on Richmond Road, which moved a few blocks down the street last year according to a past Virginia Gazette report. Spartan Gyros will be operated by the two owners, who will hire four additional part-time employees.

For more information, call Spartan Gyros at 757-220-5410.

Retirement community Williamsburg Landing has been certified as a center for wound management by physician services group Vohra Wound Physicians.

According to a Williamsburg Landing news release, the retirement community has a working partnership with Vohra Wound Physicians to bring a physician to its center weekly who works with Williamsburg Landing physical therapists, nurses and other specialists to treat residents with wound and skin issues. Williamsburg Landing’s multi-specialty team treats wounds including pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial wounds, diabetic neuropathic wounds and post-surgical wounds, according to the release.

“Williamsburg Landing places a top priority on healing and rehabilitating its residents to return them to their homes,” wrote Williamsburg Landing spokeswoman Kathy Kammer in a news release. “The nursing staff is equipped and trained in a specialized wound management program to provide care for those with chronic, complex wounds.”

For more information, visit williamsburglanding.org.

Williamsburg-based marketing agency MPA Digital has announced that Annie Oelberg has joined the agency as an account executive, according to a news release.

Oelberg is a Virginia Beach native and a recent William and Mary graduate, where she majored in Hispanic Studies and minored in Business Marketing, according to the release. As a student, she worked as a New York Times collegiate representative and as as a social media marketing strategist for Studio Center, a Virginia Beach-based production company.

“Given her course studies in school, marketing experience, travels and fluency in Spanish, Annie is a strong addition to our team,” said MPA Digital President Madigan Pratt.

As an account executive, Oelberg manages communications and social media efforts for clients, including Two Rivers Country Club, local nonprofit Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center.

For more information, visit mpa.digital.

Arriaza can be reached at 757-790-9313 or on Twitter @rodrigoarriaza0.

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