Aspen Hill: ‘My Mom’s Place’ Has Closed Permanently After 50 Years

by MCS Staff

My Mom’s Place flower shop on Georgia Avenue was nothing but a pad of dirt when the Ember family family took over the space 50 years ago in the early 70s. They built up the location to be one of the most iconic flower shops in the area.

While the stand has been closed since the end of December, Mary Jo Ember who also owns Aspen Hill Florist (3833 Aspen Hill Rd in Northgate Plaza) across the street, has told us that it won’t be returning.

“We appreciate everyone’s support over the last 50 years.” Ember told us. “It just got to be a little too much” she said while emotionally discussing the closing of the stand.

Over the years ‘My Mom’s Place’ has become a landmark in Montgomery County, located in a highly visible part of Georgia Avenue in the Aspen Manor shopping center. The stand has now reverted back to the landlords of the shopping center, who will put something else in that does not have any connection to the Ember family, per Mary Jo.

The Ember family looks forward to continuing to serve the community through Aspen Hill Florist. Below, you’ll see an older photo of My Mom’s Place.



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lil March 5, 2022 - 12:14 am

Did the pandemic play a role? People buying less flowers?

County should buy that corner and build deeoly truly affordable housing.

Liz March 5, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Please check the grammar and syntax. “…she said emotionally, while discussing the closing of the stand.” Revert means to go back, so revert back means??

MCS Staff March 5, 2022 - 8:56 pm

Thank you! We’re gonna keep it as is, but appreciate your help.

W144 March 5, 2022 - 6:29 pm

When my younger brother was married, my SIL was riding in the car with my mom. S. said that My Mom’s Place has the Christmas tree on the roof still. Mom looked at her, wondering what kind of family her son married into, thinking it was S’s family that had the tree on the roof… it took a few hours but both realized who had the tree. I told the owner that funny story years later. 🙂

Diana diggs May 26, 2022 - 10:57 am

Hi! What are your plans with the place?


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