KFC and Nhu Lan Sandwich Shop were forced to close after a roof fire at Weiss Plaza (Lawrence & Sheridan) last December. Both have always intended to reopen, but have been slowed by the red tape of dealing with the insurance companies and Chicago's construction permit process.
Thanks to reader JMM, who provided the photo above, we know that reconstruction has finally been able to start at KFC. We hope Nhu Lan isn't that far behind.
Incidentally, we are hearing that Nhu Lan will be slightly larger after the build-out and KFC slightly smaller.