6630 Hoover Street
Houston, TX 77092
Phone: (713) 956-2828
Fax: (713) 956-8866
This computer store offers customers a wide selection of independently manufactured computers and name brand computer components. From the selection of components, customers may choose from hard drives, monitors, central processing units, CD-ROMs, motherboards and miscellaneous components in drives, modems and accessories. Name brand components include Seagate, Western Digital, AMD and Intel. The service is helpful. The store offers a complete line of computer-related services, including sales, service, upgrades, network installation, and technical support. Customers looking for an alternative to the large chain stores may meet their needs here.
This casual bakery does not offer a lot of atmosphere, but the gourmet food is excellent. The limited seating area is quickly filled during breakfast and lunch hours, and those who cannot find a seat simply order to go. Try any number of French-oriented specialties for a taste sensation that is out of this world. The most beautiful wedding cakes can also be found here, and the petits fours and fancy desserts are as good (if not better) than those found on dessert carts at many fine restaurants in the Houston area. Stop in and see for yourself how divine gourmet eating can be.
One of the older malls in Houston, this shopping center was built more than two decades ago. It is a great spot for casual shoppers to take care of their shopping needs or just to spend a lazy day out with buddies. With shops, departments and restaurants that will cater to all your whims, there isn't much one has to complain about here. The overall emphasis of the stores is on casual clothing, sportswear, jewelry, music, electronics and shoes. And of course there's the food court, where weary shoppers can grab a bite.
Five generations of bakers have brought La Colmena Bakery to the superb level it is at today. Untreated flours and grains are used in the bakery's special breads, making it both a health-nut haven and a bread-lover's paradise. It features breads from around the world, including German farmer breads, baguettes and Swedish limpa. The smells are wonderful, and the flavors are delicious.
This charming little bakery specializes in fine European pastries and American delights. Savor luscious torts and cakes, fresh cookies, plum or berry pies and much more. You can also find interesting and delicious breads baked with sunflower seeds or a hearty Farmer's Rye. The specialty of the house is the chocolate and cherry Black Forest Cake, but the staff can also create a marvelous treat for weddings and birthdays. All in all, everything baked here is from a winning recipe.
Party Pantry Liquors offers just about everything you could want in the spirits category. Choose from an amazing selection of fine wines: Australian, single malt, port, cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, pinot noir, bordeaux and Italians just to name a few. Fine cigars and medley baskets are also available and could be the perfect answer to your gift-giving needs. Frequent in-store tasting events usually draw a big crowd.
Abercrombie Kids is a trendy teens and junior size clothing store. They offer a variety of casual clothing styles which include jeans, jackets, shorts, logo tees, shirts, fleece, polos, caps and much more. Girls just love the tank tops, crop pants, dresses, skirts, totes, footwear and accessories. The designs are contemporary and cute for kids to go out in and you can pick from a variety of rich colors that are durable and do not fade. The garments are so comfortable that your kids will love being kids in them!
Skiing in Texas? It is possible if you head on over to this premier sport shop. You will be chuckling as you learn to snowboard or ski in 100-degree weather. Trained experts will provide the perfect head start on any ski vacation. Lessons are available on a one-to-one basis or as a group. The indoor ski slope and abundance of equipment is the main attraction, but many other sports are also amply represented inside. Stop in to satisfy all your water sport, bicycling and in-line skating needs.
There's something about this unassuming, little strip-center shoe store that exudes a zen-like calm that draws you in. The super-friendly, low-key owners greet you and let you go about your business. The casual shoes are the outdoors-y kind that would also work in a walking town like San Francisco (think European walking shoe with a little more style). There are even earth-friendly options. They have shoes for the whole family. The surprise in this place is a fantastic collection of purses that are both fun and utterly functional. - JoAnn Takasaki
Nestled along The Heights' Hike and Bike Trail on Nicholson and 18th Street, Joshua's Native Plants & Garden Antiques is a popular destination for those looking to spruce up their landscaped yard. Inside the giant yellow warehouse is an impressive array of antiques and collectables for both inside and outside the home. Surrounding the structure is everything necessary for creating a breathtaking garden, from soil and stones to hand-crafted water features, decorative pots, and of course a fantastic selection of flowers, plants, and trees destined to thrive in Houston's subtropical climate. Joshua and his friendly crew are on hand to consult and help customers to their cars with a red wagon brimming with lush plant life. -Gemma Amato
The historic Heights neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, has the feel of a small town. This is especially true on West 19th Street where you'll find retail shops, boutiques, and restaurants. And on the first Saturday of every month in conjunction with Heights First Saturday, you can stroll through the booths at Yale Street Arts Market while listening to live music. Local metal workers, photographers, painters, jewelry makers, potters, soap makers and more display and sell their wares. Artists handle payment individually. Cash or check is your best bet. Please note that the market takes place only on the first Saturday of each month.
The first noticeable thing about Coda is the smell. Countless scented candles of all sizes, colors, and fragrances line the shelves and give the air a refreshing and pleasant punch. This boutique should be first on the list of places to shop for housewarming gifts and home décor enhancements. Coda features innovative and fun kitchenware and paper and linen goods for the table. Make some noise with attractive and functional wind chimes. Pack a bottle of vino in a stylish wine tote for a picnic or party. Decorate a space with rustic knickknacks and curious containers. With exceptional prices and tons of choices, you won't leave the store empty handed. -Gemma Amato