Coming soon to the already bread-rich Albany Park Middle Eastern corridor:

Sanabel Bakery, in a gray cinder-block structure, is going up fast at 4253 N. Kedzie, emblazoned with a sign promising mankoushi, the wonderful breakfast/snack bread topped with the herbal mixture za’atar or cheese; there’s also a meat version called lahem biajin. Also cheese and spinach pies, and of course plain ol’ pita. Brought to you by the good folks at Al-Khaymeih. (A little competition for their next-door neighbors at Al-Khyam Bakery?)

And a few block north, obscured by one of the sidewalk trees, Zahart Al Madaa’en Restaurant has a repair replacement permit in the window over the newsprint. Windows are papered; not much going on inside.