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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The summer-like weather brought hundreds of people to First Friday in downtown Greensboro.

New vendors at the Indie Market gave people plenty to see and do.

The owner of Running Dog Bakery was selling cinnamon pupcakes and barkscotti that had some lucky dogs begging for more.

"You can hear all of my clients. They're just barking because they want something," said Lisa Voyatzis, owner of Running Dog Bakery.

The first Friday of the month in downtown Greensboro is big business for shops and restaurants.

Many stores stay open later, some offer special discounts, and art lovers enjoyed the live music and ice cold refreshments at the galleries.

"The kids love it. It's a chance for me to get out, do something different without having to worry about everyone being entertained," said Ayana Canady, frequent First Friday shopper.

"I'm a textile artist and I see a lot of textiles here and a lot of beautiful color and I really love that," said Elizabeth Lanier of Reidsville.

The First Friday of the year started in April, but it was held the Friday before Easter so not many people made it out. This Friday, with the beautiful weather, there was a much larger crowd.