New Hedges & Wolf shop in Oregon District hosts grand opening this week

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New Hedges & Wolf shop in Oregon District hosts grand opening this week

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The owners of Heart Mercantile are opening Hedges & Wolf. The name honors the Wolf Brothers and Lib Hedges, the queen of Dayton's long-gone Red Light District. Photo: Amelia Robinson

Hedges & Wolf, the Oregon District’s newest shop, is hosting a grand opening event from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. 

T-minus four days. We can’t wait to open our doors, Dayton! 🙌🏻

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The new clothing shop at 504 E. 5th St. in Dayton will carry clothing and accessories for men and women. 

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Brittany Smith and Amanda Hensler, co-owners of Hedges & Wolf, are also owners of Heart Mercantile. They say their new clothing shop Hedges & Wolf was name partly to honor Elizabeth “Lib” Hedges (Elizabeth Richter).

The owners of Heart Mercantile are opening Hedges & Wolf. The name honors the Wolf Brothers and Lib Hedges, the queen of Dayton's long-gone Red Light District. Photo: Amelia Robinson Photo: Amelia Robinson

Hensler said Hedges, an immigrant from the German kingdom of Prussia, was known for her strength and smarts and was a fierce protector of the women who worked in her house. 

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