1. Devos Place's doors have been closed since the start of the pandemic, and with most events getting canceled this year, it's been sitting empty. To help the venue and restaurants, space will non be used to house pop-up restaurants.
Beginning October 12, three pop-up restaurants will be the first to open and offer food: Chick-Fil-A, Toom- a Mediterranean restaurant, and Scratch by Patria- a catering company. All pop-ups will be offering dinner options until October 23.
The restaurant will be set up in the Steelcase Ballroom and people will be able to stop and get food Monday-Friday from 4-9 p.m.
All the details can be found at DeVosPlace.org.
2. The Grand Rapids Public Library is going mobile. They bought a new van, and it'll hit the road this weekend.
The mobile library is geared towards people who may not be able to visit one of GRPL's eight locations.
It's stocked with resources for teachers, students, and seniors. People can also check out materials and connect to their Wifi.
There are three scheduled stops in Grand Rapids neighborhoods, more will be added in the coming days. For more info, visit grpl.org/mobilelibrary.
3. The chocolate-covered ice cream bars known as Eskimo Pies have a new name. Now they're Edy's Pies, named in honor of one of the company's founders, Joseph Edy.
The name change comes after Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, who makes the tasty treat, acknowledged its original name was offensive.
4. Kraft Mac and Cheese is encouraging everyone to send some noodles! Kraft is giving away its iconic blue boxes of mac and cheese, so you can send noods (noodles) to your family and friends.
Now through Sunday, send tasteful noods by visiting enjoynoods.com and completing an order form for a free box.
Get a coupon to pick up a free box at the grocery store.
5. There is something hiding behind Apple's mask emoji, it's a smile!
Apple has reportedly re-designed its mask-wearing emoji. According to the emoji-pedia, it now matches its current smiling face emoji, right down to the identical eyebrows and rosy cheeks.
Before, the masked emoji had a more sad look.