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Morning Buzz: September 4
Posted at 10:22 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 10:22:38-04

1. A new co-working space in South Haven is set to open next week. Thinkbar is right off Phoenix Street between Broadway and Pearl.

Owners say it's the first co-working space of its kind in the city, offering plenty of office space, conference rooms, and workstations where entrepreneurs and those working remotely can come together in a professional setting.

Thinkbar opens Tuesday, September 8.

They are currently offering memberships and other promotional offers.

2. Pretty soon you'll see new lighting, new benches, anew tables, and bike racks at Roberto Clemente Park in Grand Rapids.

The $1.5 million upgrades also include new trails and a new stormwater system that's safer for the Grand River.

The work was paid for by grants from the DNR Trust Fund, the city's park millage, and the environmental services department.

They haven't said when the work will be done.

3. Spruce up your yard with plants that are native to Michigan.

The Kent Conservation District has a plant sale next month with these very greens. It's happening October 17 at their location off Eagle Park Drive in Grand Rapids.

If you're wondering which ones you should get, or how to plant them on your property, the district is hosting a free Zoom workshop on September 17.

The district tells us native plant gardens can be good for your yard and local wildlife, adding that fall is a great time for putting seeds in the ground.

You can find more information at kentconservation.org.

4. Regardless of how you feel about candy corn, this is either going to make you love it or hate it more.

This year, you'll be able to get your hands on blackberry cobbler-flavored candy corn.

Instead of the usual yellow, orange, and white, these will come in white, purple, and black, so at the very least they still match the Halloween aesthetic.

5. Burger King is making plans to adapt to the coronavirus age. They're building triple drive-thrus, burger pick-up lockers, and take out counters.

The chain revealed their two new restaurant designs on Thursday. It plans to build prototypes in Miami, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Burger King has been working on new restaurant designs for a few years. But the pandemic has accelerated certain trends like online ordering and made-to-go orders.