A New Leaf Florist Welcomes New Ownership and Exciting Changes

A New Leaf Florist Welcomes New Ownership and Exciting Changes

February 9, 2024 – A New Leaf Florist, a cherished flower shop in downtown Bellefontaine, is thrilled to announce a change in ownership and an exciting period of transformation. The shop, deeply rooted in the community, has been a staple for floral needs for over 25 years. The new ownership, as of the beginning of the year, brings fresh energy and a commitment to upholding the shop’s legacy while introducing innovative changes.

New owner Jennifer Ramsey

New owner, Bo Ramsey, stopped into the business one day to purchase flowers for his wife, Jennifer. Having other businesses that are seasonal in nature and looking for something to do in the wintertime, Bo asked if they needed a delivery driver and started delivering flowers. After learning the business was looking to sell, Bo and Jennifer decided to take it on.

“I brought in Jennifer to see how it all runs, check out some numbers, and made an offer,” Bo said. “They had offers from bigger florists, but they wanted to see it go to somebody local, somebody that has passion and is going to carry it on like she did.”

The upcoming months will see a gradual shift in management ensuring a seamless transition for customers. Bridget Helmlinger will be assuming the role as general manager.

Exciting plans are in store for A New Leaf Florist, with a complete renovation on the horizon. The makeover will encompass new flooring, paint, lighting, and an eye-catching new awning for the exterior. Additionally, the shop has acquired a new Sprinter van to enhance delivery services. A New Leaf Florist will remain a hub for beautiful, thoughtfully crafted floral arrangements, and the new ownership looks forward to adding their unique touch to the shop’s offerings.

Scott Green, Lead Designer

Scott Green, the lead designer with over 30 years of experience, will continue to play a key role in crafting elegant flower arrangements. The owners are enthusiastic about maintaining the high quality and unique offerings that have made A New Leaf Florist a beloved establishment in downtown Bellefontaine.

“The quality of all the floral arrangements is going to be the same because Scott’s still here,” said Jennifer. “The only real changes you’re going to see are the inside cosmetic changes. We’re also going to carry some different lines and bring in unique products not sold anywhere else in the downtown.”

Reflecting on the transition, the Ramseys express gratitude for the warm welcome from the community. The decision to sell to local owners with a shared passion for the business was a deliberate choice, ensuring that the shop continues to thrive in the hands of those who understand and appreciate its significance. The community is invited to visit A New Leaf Florist at 111 N. Main St. and experience the exciting changes firsthand. To learn more or order, visit their website at anewleaffloristinc.com.