Pinecroft Shopping Center is a retail complex located to the north of The Woodlands Mall. The center is anchored by national retailers including Best Buy, Ulta Beauty and World Market. The center includes a mix of retail, dining and service businesses.
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Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet
Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet has been open for 12 years at its Woodlands location north of The Woodlands Mall.
Claiming to be the biggest buffet in North America, the restaurant specializes in traditional Mediterranean fare including pita bread and grape leaves.
Owner Kam Heshmati has worked in the food industry since 1980 and has run Dimassi’s for eight years.
“The key ingredient for the success of Mediterranean restaurants is using olive oils, using everything made from scratch,” Heshmati said. “We use fresh foods and serve fresh vegetables. We also use a moderate amount of protein, offer sea food and use whole grains for a healthier alternative.”
Favorite dishes among customers include lamb, chicken kebab, falafel pieces, tabbouleh, fattoush, hummus, and Dimassi’s eggplant and cauliflower. Popular sweets include baklava, date cookies and rice pudding, Heshmanti said.
He encourages diners to try Dimassi’s healthy options, including vegetables and fruit platters.
“It is most likely to reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity because of the way it’s prepared,” Heshmati said.
Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet
1640 Lake Woodlands Drive
Hours: Sun-Thu. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Good Feet, which opened in October 2013, provides arch supports for people who suffer from foot problems. The store sells professionally fitted supports and offers more than 25 different styles and more than 350 sizes to help people with pains in their knees, hips and back.
“Most of the problems that we see are feet- or back- related,” store Manager Bobby Chukwu said. “What we tell people if they have back pain is ‘Do they notice a greater amount of pain when they’re on their feet?’ So, we evaluate them and once we know what the source of the problem is, we can help them.”
Appointments are encouraged at the store, but walk-in customers are also accepted.
“People get used to living with pain, and they’ve had it for so long they are looking for relief,” Chukwu said. “Instead of having surgery or medication, they can come in to see us. We test out the supports right in the store.”
Chukwu said everyone who works at the store has one goal in mind: to help customers find relief from pain.
“We know they’re searching for help and, unfortunately, they haven’t had success,” Chukwu said. “When someone comes in with a cane or crying from chronic pain, and then they walk out of here pain-free, that makes me feel great.”
9300 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, Ste. 600
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon- 4 p.m.
Additional businesses in the Pinecroft Shopping Center:
• Benihana Woodlands, 1720 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-292-0061, www.benihana.com
• Chick-fil-A, 1660 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-364-0475, www.cfarestaurant.com
• Freebirds World Burrito, 1640 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-419-8011, www.freebirds.com
• Genghis Grill, 9300 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 100A, 281-363-4745, www.genghisgrill.com
Health and Beauty
• Texas State Optical, 1570 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-681-3937, www.tso.com
• Ulta Beauty 1600 A Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-419-7405, www.ulta.com
• Weight Watchers, 9300 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 500, 800-651-6000, www.weightwatchers.com
• Bed Bath & Beyond, 1560 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-292-9902, www.bedbathandbeyond.com
• Best Buy, 1550 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-292-1355, www.bestbuy.com
• Nutrition Central, 9300 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 175, 281-419-1008, www.nutrition-central.net
• Office Max, 1680 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-298-9641, www.officedepot.com
• Ross Dress for Less, 1700 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-298-6336, www.rossstores.com
• World Market, 1620 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-419-8300, www.worldmarket.com
• Darque Tan, 9300 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 300, 281-364-8266, www.darquetan.com
• FedEx Office Print and Ship Center, 1640 Lake Woodlands Drive, 281-292-8735, www.local.fedex.com
• Great Clips Haircut Salon, 9300 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 200, 281-419-9956, www.greatclips.com
• Nails of America, 9300 Six Pines Drive, , Ste. 400, 281-367-5578, www.nailsofamerica.com
• Natural Pawz, 1580 Lake Woodlands Drive, 832-299-6470, www.naturalpawz.com