12 businesses featured in 2021 in The Woodlands area

Owners Greg and Jordan Witkop opened the candy store at Creekside Park Village Green in 2015. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Owners Greg and Jordan Witkop opened the candy store at Creekside Park Village Green in 2015. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)

Owners Greg and Jordan Witkop opened the candy store at Creekside Park Village Green in 2015. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is a look at the business features that appeared in The Woodlands edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2021.

French Cuff Boutique brings personal styling to The Woodlands customers

Owner Kairy-Tate Barkley, who founded the boutique’s first location in Bellaire in 2008, said she developed the store based on her lifelong appreciation of fashion after she spent years working in the corporate world.

Colorful cookie business Macaron by Patisse celebrates five years in The Woodlands

After coming to Houston from Alberta, Canada, and struggling with personal issues, Macaron by Patisse owner Sukaina Rajani said she dedicated herself to learning how to make macarons from scratch in her apartment kitchen.


Lessons on the Go connects music students, teachers for in-home learning in The Woodlands

Chris Evans, owner and founder of the in-home music instruction service Lessons on the Go, said in high school he started to develop an interest in teaching music to others, which eventually grew into The Woodlands-based business he manages today.

Woodlands Dive Center offers retail, training resources for divers of all levels

Gary Conner, owner of Woodlands Dive Center, said he first became interested in underwater diving on a whim when he was driving past a dive store just south of The Woodlands almost a decade ago.

Interior design store Right Next Door Designs celebrates new expansion and programs

Michelle Harper, owner and founder of Right Next Door Designs, said she has expanded the store from 1,750 square feet to around 3,800 square feet, launched a YouTube channel for discussions about design, and started offering classes on topics such as charcuterie boards and wreath making.

The Peach Orchard Venue blends indoor and outdoor space with history

When she found the location that would become The Peach Orchard Venue, owner Lara Haddad Guerra said it was love at first sight.

Locally owned Jordan's Sweet Shoppe provides specialty candy to The Woodlands

Greg and Jordan Witkop, owners of Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe, opened the colorful candy store at Creekside Park Village Green in 2015. With more than 200 types of candies and confections for customers to choose from, they said they wanted Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe to offer something sweet for everyone in The Woodlands community.

Artisan Culture brings sustainable practices to coffee business in The Woodlands

Heather Brockus said she started her business, Artisan Culture, after she saw a need for a wellness-focused coffee shop in The Woodlands area.

Fitness business The Woodlands Lagree brings new form of exercise to area

Angelyne To-ong opened The Woodlands Lagree after falling in love with the high-intensity, low-impact endurance workout. To-ong said she has always lived a healthy lifestyle but wanted something more consistent and with noticeable results, so she began to do Lagree.

Sawdust Road record store Volume Music nears two years of sharing a love of vinyl

Within months of opening the record shop Volume Music with her husband, Joel, in November 2019, owner Tiffany Cochran had concerns about staying in business due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Cochran said business has improved since the store reopened in May 2020.

Saddle River Range operates as family-friendly entertainment venue

Owners Thom and Michelle Bolsch opened Saddle River Range in 2015 with the intention of creating a family-friendly, comfortable and fun gun range people would want to travel to visit.

Sawyer Park Icehouse owners put new spin on spacious event venue

Sawyer Park Icehouse owners Bryan Butler and Todd Weaver said they had been interested in the location that became their future business for around four years before it became a reality.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.