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Walkabout Tremont back to welcome patio season

After a hiatus due to COVID, the monthly event is back for local craftspersons, art galleries and store owners.

CLEVELAND — Patio season is officially here, and Northeast Ohioans are getting out those walking shoes to support some small businesses

It's perfect weather for a walkabout, playing with some bubbles, taking in some tunes and even feed some alpacas on the sidewalk.

That's just a few of the activities people enjoyed during Walkabout Tremont's return, including some out of towners just getting to know the area.

We thought on our second day in Cleveland, we'd check it out. And we just bought some fudge, It's mango habanero fudge," said Anna, a tourist checking out the event.

Fudge, cookies and next door Mike Baker is catching people's eyes carefully placing and hand rolling cigars, a hobby turned small business.

"I got better and started giving them to friends for the holidays and stuff, and next thing I know my wife was like 'you should try and do this as a business,'" Baker said.

Now, you can find Rock Paper Cigars rolling around the area.

Just a block down the road, a new storefront is hosting its first big neighborhood event with a live DJ and coffee up front, with a vintage store in back.

"What's cool about Tremont is everyone here is so cool and supportive and welcoming, so everyone really likes to try new things and support local, so they're always just sort of hanging out around here," Roasted Tremont owner Sofia Sayed said.

She says they've only been open seven weeks and the support is exceeding expectations.

There was so much going on there on Friday night, it's hard to fit it all in one story, luckily if you're interested in going, Walkabout Tremont happens the second Friday of each month. Click here to learn more.

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