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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for March 5

Morning Buzz 3.5.20
Posted at 10:16 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 10:16:56-05

1. Spectrum Health has transformed its cafeteria into a high-end health food store.

The Michigan Street Market and Grill opened its doors one year ago inside Butterworth Hospital. It includes a wide selection of locally-sourced food and drink with the goal of creating an experience that is not hospital focused.

This is the first market of its kind within Spectrum Health, but they plan to expand it to other locations in the near future.

2. A historical Michigan town is getting a modern day face-lift. Downtown Albion is going to look a lot different in a year thanks to a grand worth close to one million dollars.

The economic and development corporation says they're currently working on The Brick Street Lofts Project.

Construction crews will be turning three buildings into lofts and commercial space.

It's a part of a larger initiative to revamp downtown Albion called Albion's Big Plan.

It'll include eight more revitalization projects that will hopefully lead to more foot traffic in the area.

Those eight projects should be completed within the next 3-4 years.

3. The summer Olympics in Tokyo may be pushed back to later in the year.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has shut down schools, sports competitions, and Olympic related events in Japan. So far 12 people have died there.

Japan's Olympic Minister says the contract for the games only specifies it has to be during the year 2020. As or right now, the International Olympic Committee says the games are still scheduled for July 24

4. Buffalo Wild Wings is giving customers the chance to move into one of its sports bars during March Madness. It's building a bed-and-breakfast-style pop-up living space inside its restaurant in Chicago's Lincoln Park. It's called BNB Dubs.

In a contest, two winners plus one friend each can stay there for one night during March Madness.

To enter, post a video explaining why you're the ultimate March Madness fan on Instagram or Twitter with "#BNBDubsContest" and tag a friend.

Winners will be announced March 15.

5. If you're looking for something other than candy and toys for the Easter Basket this year, there's one interesting option that involves pastel clogs with plastic chicks.

Crocs and marshmallow candy maker Peeps teamed up to launch the line of footwear. They're available online for $49.99.

They're available in Peeps signature blue, yellow, or pink, and the Peeps-shaped charms can be attached to the top of the shoes.

Some sizes are already out of stock, but they should be in stores starting next week.