Spotlight, Gigi's Cupcakes
Gigi's Cupcakes, which is owned by Jerry and Cheryl Rowell, now carries bread loaves, with flavors such as blueberry streusel, banana nut with chocolate chip and pumpkin white chocolate. For Valentine's Day, Gigi's offers a Love Box, which is a four cupcake combo with red velvet, midnight magic, wedding cake and strawberry flavors.
The store also custom bakes and decorates cakes, which landed the Cochran's Crossing location on a new episode of the CBS reality TV show "Undercover Boss," which will air Feb. 13. Gigi Butler, who founded the Gigi's franchise in Nashville eight years ago, worked with the show producers to make up a story so she could work undercover and in disguise in the store.
"We all bought the side story," Jerry said.
After having worked in the store for two weeks, cake designer Cheryl Clark was chosen by Butler to enter the "Undercover Boss" finalist selection.
"Cheryl Clark wound up being the big winner," Jerry said.
Ste. 150, 81-651-5637 , www.thewoodlandstx.gigiscupcakesusa.com
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
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Spotlight, Honey-Bee Ham & Deli
Honey-Bee Ham & Deli hosts a six-burger challenge that consists of eating six hamburger patties on one bun. If challengers successfully eat the six patties, they get their picture on the wall. There's no time limit.
"Basically, if you don't eat it as soon as possible, chances are you won't finish," owner Lisa Matthys said. "There's a lot of people who can't finish and have one little bite left."
Matthys said everything at Honey-Bee is homemade, including their best-selling green bean casserole, which is popular, not just at holiday time, but year-round. It is made with fried onions, green beans and a special cheese.
"It's one of our biggest side dishes that we sell," she said.
Honey-Bee offers corporate catering as well as prepared dinners for families. Matthys said that during the holidays, the line of customers wanting a spiral-cut ham and Honey-Bee side dishes extends outside the door.
"We are a tried-and-true business," Matthys said. "We've been here for 20 years."
Ste. 49, 281-364-9200, www.honeybeehamthewoodlands.com
Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., closed Sunday
Additional businesses in the Cochran's Crossing Village Center
Amerejuve Med Spa, Ste. 155, 713-960-6262, www.amerejuve.com
Darque Tan, Ste. 460, 281-298-8787, www.darquetan.com
Nails of America, Ste. 195, 281-292-0834, www.nailsofamerica.com
Shag Spa and Salons, Ste. 485, 281-296-7424, www.shagspaandsalons.com
TGF Hair Salon, Ste. 435, 281-362-0550, www.tgfhairsalons.com
Marble Slab, Ste. 165, 281-362-9111, www.marbleslab.com
Rico's Mexican Grill, Ste. 200, 281-367-7382, www.ricosgrill.com
Skeeter's Mesquite Grill, Ste. 420, 281-364-1094, www.skeetersgrill.com
Subway, Ste. 430, 281-465-8675, www.subway.com
Sundale Donuts & Bagel Caf, Ste. 185, 281-367-7177, www.facebook.com/sundaledonutsnumerouno
Clear Choice Orthodontics, Ste. 410, 281-367-3348, www.clearchoiceortho.com
Dr. Ray McLendon's ClearChoice Orthodontic Associates, Ste. 190, 281-587-4900, www.clearchoiceortho.com
Define Gym, Ste. 100, 832-499-6383, www.definebody.com
Karate Inc. of The Woodlands, Ste. 125, 281-362-0066, www.karatewoodlands.com
CVS Pharmacy, Ste. 450, 281-364-7277, www.cvs.com
Kroger Signature Store, Ste. 300, 281-367-1591, www.kroger.com
Shell Gas, 4655 Research Forest Drive, 281-367-7727, www.shell.us
Sheryl's Hallmark, Ste. 400,v 281-298-2110, www.hallmark.com
Animal Clinic of The Woodlands, Ste. 125, 281-298-7387, www.animalclinicsofthewoodlands.com
BBVA Compass, 4825 Research Forest Drive, 281-367-7727, www.bbvacompass.com
Kidville, Ste. 145, 281-651-5403, www.kidville.com
Kumon Math and Reading Center, Ste. 110 , 281-353-6925 , www.kumon.com
MW Cleaners, Ste. 175, 281-364-8425, www.mwcleaners.com
The UPS Store, Ste. 180, 281-362-1042, www.ups.com