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Morning Buzz: October 22
Posted at 10:52 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 10:52:19-04

1. Changes to Lexington Park in Grand Rapids are now complete.

The park, located on Gold Avenue Northwest, near the former Lexington Elementary School, has a new picnic shelter, swing set, and outdoor seating. Landscaping improvements were also made.

The $160,000 project was funded thru a voter-approved park millage in 2013.

2. The Filling Station restaurant in Comstock Park will be closing soon. When it re-opens it will be a Mr. Burger restaurant.

In a Facebook post, the Filling Station says they'll be closing their doors on October 25, and
then re-opening on October 28 as a Mr. Burger restaurant.

The post encourages customers to stop by and get their Filling Station favorites before the change.

Some of those include the classic olive burger and onion rings.

The Mr. Burger Family purchased the restaurant in 2010 and said in the post, "It was a tough decision to convert, but as a locally owned family chain for over 50 years, we feel it is the best decision for our future."

3. Kids' Food Basket is hoping to collect 100,000 decorated brown bags by this Friday. As of today, they're only halfway there.

The organization began collecting at the beginning of the month, as part of their Sack Supper Program. They're hoping to have 45,000 more by the end of the week.

Drop off decorated bags at their locations in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Muskegon, or your nearest TCF Bank, which is donating 10 cents for every bag, matching up to $10,000.

4. Big changes are coming to a popular state park in Manistee County. Orchard Beach State Park is moving a historic 400-ton pavilion over erosion concerns, a mudslide, and high water levels on Lake Michigan.

The pavilion was built back in the 1940s and is commonly used for weddings, concerts, and family reunions.

It'll be moved to the park's day-use area which we're told is much safer and accessible.

The move is expected to happen sometime in December and it'll take one or two days to complete.

5. First there was impossible meat, and soon there could be impossible milk.

Impossible Foods, the company is known for making plant-based meat is ready to try the same thing with milk.

The product is still in the work right now, but the company's CEO says his team is working to make their impossible milk taste like the real thing.

Impossible Foods raised $700 million this year and will use some of that money to invest in the development of the milk, which they say won't taste like soy or other plant-based milk.