Brooklyn chef setting up at new 3rd Ward

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Josh Grinker at work at Stone Park Cafe.

Earlier this month saw the opening of the Philly branch of 3rd Ward, the Brooklyn "makerspace" that allows everyday people to take classes in metalworking, woodworking, jewelry-making, textiles and the like.

The project has another Brooklyn connection. Josh Grinker and Tracy Young of Park Slope's Stone Park Cafe are on board to open a restaurant on the ground-floor of 3rd Ward's building, in a onetime church and later a box factory at 1227 N. Fourth St., just north of Girard.

Grinker tells me that they have no name, firm concept, or timeline - other than it will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will have a liquor license.

"We're still in the early stages," he said. "We're excited to be a part of this project."

Brooklyn-based studio/workshop

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