Marty Grims, owner of a slew of operations (including the Moshulu and Du Jour Markets), may be joining forces with Judy Wicks at White Dog Cafe, which she founded in her house on the Penn campus a quarter-century ago.

Grims says lawyers are working out details on an arrangement that would have Grims running the restaurant -- and building the business -- while Wicks stays in the background. "Judy wants to focus on her nonprofit work," Grims said, adding that the deal is not done.