Longtime Flower Shop Owner Retires; New Owners Transition


After more than 25 years at the helm, Jennifer Miller, owner of A New Leaf Florist, a longtime flower shop in downtown Bellefontaine, has retired.

The shop, deeply rooted in the community, has been a staple for floral needs for over 25 years.

The new owner, Bo Ramsey, stopped into the business one day to purchase flowers for his wife, Jennifer.

Having other businesses that are seasonal 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.

As the main season kicks off in April, Miller will be available to assist customers while Bridget Helmlinger assumes her 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.

A New Leaf Florist will remain a hub for beautiful, thoughtfully crafted floral arrangements, and the new owners look forward to adding their unique touch to the shop’s offerings.

Longtime floral designer, Scott Green, who has over 30 years of experience, will continue to craft 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 and Jennifer Miller, the old owner, will be coming in to help out as well,” 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.”