Stan Obrenovich says a new restaurant could open in uptown Norwalk as soon as April.
Obrenovich owns the building in town that was home to Uptown Café, which closed earlier this month. A public notice on the door reads: "By order of the Tax Commissioner, Vendor's License 39-021327 is under suspension. Miguel A. Lugo, DBA: Uptown Cafe´, is prohibited from making retail sales at 5 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH., on or after Feb. 10, 2014."
Obrenovich said Lugo's lease is up and that he purchased all of Lugo's kitchen equipment in 2013.
Obrenovich said he is in the process of cleaning the restaurant and "hopes to have a new tenant in by the first of April."
He said he has had inquiries from possible renters.
"I still believe the Uptown Cafe´ has the best pizza in town," Obrenovich said.