Business briefs for Saturday, March 19

The Virginia Gazette

Business notes:

•Movie Tavern has a grand opening — again. To celebrate $1.5 million investment and six months of remodeling and construction, Movie Tavern Williamsburg has expanded from a counter service cinema eatery, to a full service in-theater dining experience. The new concept now allows guests to enjoy a variety of food and bar options from Movie Tavern's full menu by ordering automatically from their seat at the push of a button. "Local residents, as well as the tourists exploring Colonial Williamsburg, can now enjoy a fully upgraded in-theater dining experience," said vice president of marketing Danny DiGiacomo. "Our guests can reserve one of our comfortable loungers in advance, and then enjoy restaurant-style service once they arrive." New features at Movie Tavern include: all-reserved seating available for purchase online or at the box office, more comfortable, luxury loungers with call-button service and armrest tables in every auditorium, an expanded casual dining menu with a wide range of entrees, appetizers and popular food items, including healthy and reduced-gluten options and a new full bar in the lobby featuring a complete wine, beer and signature cocktail list. The cinema eatery chain experienced strong growth in 2015 and will continue its national expansion efforts in 2016. The updates to the Williamsburg location are part of the company's efforts to not only expand, but revitalize existing theaters to fit the Movie Tavern model.

Urology of Virginia announced that Doctors Lawrence Volz and Jennifer Miles-Thomas have returned to Williamsburg. Volz earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his urologic residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after two years of general surgery training at the same institution. Dr. Volz is board certified in urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has a special interest in erectile dysfunction, stone disease, prostate cancer and benign prostate disease. Miles-Thomas earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree in biology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served her general surgery internship in the Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she also completed her urology residency and fellowships in female urology and endourology at The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. Miles-Thomas is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is also board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is currently the medical director for the Chesapeake Pelvic Health Center. Dr. Miles-Thomas provides specialized care in female reconstructive surgery, pelvic prolapse, incontinence, complicated urinary disorders and disorders of the urinary system due to neurologic disease.

The Williamsburg Democratic Committee is taking over the Triangle restaurant on Monday, March 21 from 6-9 p.m. Greater Williamsburg's General Assembly delegation, Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, and Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, will be there to discuss the recent General Assembly session. Also, all the Williamsburg City Council candidate, Vice Mayor Paul Freiling, Greg Granger, Elaine McBeth, Barbara Ramsey and Benny Zhang will be present.

Colonial National Historical Park announced that Fusiliers Road in Yorktown will be closed for about three weeks. The current schedule is Monday, March 21 through Friday, April 8. This road is the access ramp from Water Street (in front of the Victory Center) to the Colonial Parkway. Motorists should follow the posted detour signs. In particular, southbound traffic on Route 17 wishing to access the Parkway toward Cheatham Annex and Williamsburg should not exit at Matthews Street, but should continue to the marked Parkway exit instead. .

Sarah Nuss, Education Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia will present an overview of the different aquatic habitats of the Chesapeake Bay, detailing the flora and fauna that call each home. Nuss will also discuss current issues affecting the Bay's health, and how these habitats are responding. Nuss will showcase several resources for citizens to find local data related to the Chesapeake Bay, and how you can get involved in helping protect this valuable resource. The program will begin at 12:30 p.m., March 20, inside the Jamestown Visitor Center.

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