Stan Obrenovich said he is ready to get back into the restaurant business.
Obrenovich owns the Norwalk building that houses the former Uptown Café, which closed earlier this year.
"After a month-and-a-half of cleaning and repairs the restaurant is 100 percent ready to go," Obrenovich said.
Obrenovich said uptown Norwalk needs another restaurant.
"I've got prospects," he said. "I own all of the equipment. It all belongs to me. The only thing I would recommend is putting in a grill and a dishwasher.
"I hope they can keep everything that is hanging in the restaurant."
Decorating the restaurant are a couple of Norwalk signs, along with a corner highlighting Obrenovich, his projects and his awards.
Obrenovich said he was disappointed Uptown Café couldn't make it.
"He (owner Miguel Lugo) was here five years the first of February," he said. "I still believe he had the best pizza in town and you can quote me on that.
"All I know is the government shut him down. He didn't pay his taxes. I know the restaurant was making money."