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What impact will the Kardashians have on northeast Ohio?

Kourtney, Khadijah, & Khloe at Townhall in Ohio City Source: WOIO Kourtney, Khadijah, & Khloe at Townhall in Ohio City Source: WOIO
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A local business owner says her business has surged after Khloe Kardashian gave her a shout out on social media. 

Earlier this week, the infamous Kardashian clan trotted all over downtown Cleveland. They were in town filming for their hit reality television series, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

Khloe Kardashian, who is dating Cleveland Cavaliers center, Tristan Thompson, has made numerous trips to Cleveland and shared her visits on social media.

So are the visits having any impact on the local economy?

Melissa Miller is the owner of Pink Gorilla Balloons in Bedford. Miller said she got an unexpected call from Khloe’s assistant asking for help to plan Thompson's birthday party in March. 

"They wanted to start talking about ideas, she had a lot of ideas," said Miller. 

Miller said Khloe was very involved and a meticulous planner.

“She wanted clear and white and gold balloons with tinsel and she wanted a million of them covering their whole basement where the party would be. She really wanted it to be perfect and special,  and so we worked with her to make sure it was and they were extremely happy," said Miller. 

 Khloe Kardashian ordered hundreds of gold balloons for Tristan Thompson's birthday party.

Miller told me her  business boomed after Khloe thanked Pink Gorilla on her snap chat account. 

"Any now everybody wants the same thing, balloons with ribbon hanging from the ceiling," said Miller. 

Two weeks ago Khloe called again. This time it was for get well soon balloons after Thompson’s injury sidelined him.

“It was huge life sized iron man balloon. We delivered them to his house they were there waiting for him with a special note from her," said Miller. 

Miller said she could’ve never imagined an opportunity like this, but hate ‘em or love ‘em she thinks the Kardashians have an impact. 

“It really does work, it’s incredible, she has an influence on people," said Miller. 

Monday morning, Khloe took to Snapchat boarding a plane with her sisters, Kim Kardashian-West and Kourtney Kardashian. Soon after arriving into downtown Cleveland, the Kardashian entourage was seen walking down Euclid Avenue.

Khloe posted a photo of Kim, Kourtney and her best friend Malika in front of the elevators at the Metropolitan 9 hotel. 

Kourtney shared a video of Khloe dancing in the car on Snapchat right before they stopped over at Ohio City's Townhall. Her squad, sans Kim, sat outside under a cabana at Townhall draped in fur coats.

Film crews were on scene while they enjoyed a few drinks.

And don't plan on them leaving any time soon, sources tell us they could be filming here for the next three months. Is Khloe getting her own spinoff, Khloe takes on Cleveland?

We shall see. 

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