Mom’s Organic Market Owner Explains Why He Chose Bryn Mawr

The new grocery store will open in February in the Rosemont Square Shopping Center.

MOM's Rockville, Maryland store.

MOM’s Rockville, Maryland store.

Not long ago we told you that Mom’s Organic was going to open in Bryn Mawr’s Rosemont Square Shopping Center in a former Borders (from books to bok choy). Yesterday, Be Well Philly spoke with the Maryland-based chain’s owner, Scott Nash, and asked why he chose Bryn Mawr for his new store — the chain’s largest store to date:

“Our other stores in Maryland and Baltimore are in the big retail areas,” he said. “So I asked a lot of people in Philly, ‘Where is your retail equivalent?’ They all said the Main Line.”

It’s an interesting notion for Mom’s, given that in this area, similar stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are in the city.

The Mom’s locations in Maryland include a racetrack, a college town, and the affluent town of Rockville, among others. There are three stores in Virginia: Alexandria, Herndon and Merrifield. Anyone who knows their Maryland/Virginia, let us know what they think of the Main Line analog.