Landmark plant shop forced to relocate after 40 years

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 24, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 24 at 12:20 AM

HOUSTON -- After 40 years at the same location, the future of a well-known plant nursery is up in the air Monday night.

The land where the River Oaks Plant House sits has been bought by the nearby St. John's School, forcing the business to figure out a new plan by the end of the year.

The River Oaks Plant House is a local landmark. It's longstanding topiaries are a fixture along Buffalo Speedway but all this will be gone in week.

Loyal customers have been coming here regularly since the store has been open.

Oswaldo Ramirez is one of 30 employees here, but he said his co-workers and customers are like an extended family.

“We never know how much support we got from them until this recent news so we really feel touched by them and appreciate every single one of them,” Ramirez said.

The Plant House is currently looking for another location and still taking orders by phone.

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