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Morning Buzz: October 30

Posted at 11:16 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 11:16:20-04

1. There's a new market coming to the southeast side, hoping to bridge access to healthy and affordable food. It's called Southeast Market.

The owners say it's more like a food hub located on Kalamazoo Avenue, sourcing produce, dairy, meat, and other goods from right here in Michigan. This is especially true for people of color and women-owned businesses.

The store also has a pay-it-forward program, so there's an opportunity to help others while you shop.

Right now they're only open for curbside pickup.

2. They shut down early in the pandemic, but now Harmony Hall in Grand Rapids is back open, with a new menu and layout.

The brewery is bringing sausage back by popular demand.

Renovations also include a new entrance to help with the flow of traffic, a new mural inside, and seating islands, which will allow for better social distancing.

Find more information on their website,

3. For anyone who needs to get some Christmas shopping done, while also staying on budget, there is a used toy sale in Allegan next week.

All proceeds will go to 4-H Camp Kidwell. The camp, like many events, was canceled this summer.

The toy sale is being held at Chestnut Farms in the parking area of the former Midway Implements Building at the corner of M-40 and 104th Avenue.

There are two different days you can stop by, November 6 from 12-5 p.m. and November 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you'd like to donate toys, or volunteer, reach out to Camp Kidwell.

4. You could soon pour soda at a restaurant using touchless technology. Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines use a touchscreen right now, but the company is working with Amazon Web Services to create a mobile pour solution so people can operate the machine with a phone.

There's no app, just scan the QR code, select a drink, and hold the pour option.

More than 30,000 machines have the technology already. All of them in the U.S. will have this feature by the end of the year.

5. Bugatti has unveiled a new car that can top 300 miles per hour.

The Bugatti Bolide, which is derived from the French slang word for "very fast car."

It's mostly made of lightweight carbon fiber and titanium alloys are designed for optimal aerodynamics and have 1,800 horsepower.

Bugatti hasn't said whether they'll actually sell the car, but it won't be for use on public roads, it's only meant for track driving.

The price tag would likely be somewhere in the millions of dollars.