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Hippie Hemp, Ninkasi and DMP

Hippie Hemp is a new small business in downtown Eugene that celebrated its grand opening in February. The store is located at 187 E. Broadway near Footwise and Out on a Limb Gallery. On display are hemp textiles and locally made hemp products for people and pets, according to Nicole Kreck of the company. She says Hippie Hemp began as a wholesale distributor and online retailer of hemp extract products and moved its headquarters from Florida to Eugene in December.

• We hear Discount Motorcycle Parts in west Eugene celebrated its first anniversary along with “First Bike Night” March 11 and plans for Bike Nights on the second Sunday of each month with raffles, prizes, live music and food. The next one is April 8. Mike and Shery Wellington bought the store a year ago after the founders, Steve and Annette Skinner, were killed in an auto accident in 2016. Find out more on Facebook at DMP Sunday Bike Nights.

Ninkasi Brewing Company has hired a new national sales director. Marty Compton will direct Ninkasi’s sales team covering a distribution footprint of 12 states and two provinces, according to a press release from the local brewery.

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