A January 16 kitchen fire has closed longtime Chinese restaurant Lai Lai in Arbor Square Plaza at Carpenter and Ellsworth, but the owner aims to reopen there with community support.

No one was hurt in the blaze, but the damage reached the roof and was extensive. Feng Ye and his team suddenly lost their income, and the anticipated insurance settlement will likely leave some rebuilding and reopening expenses unmet, according to his GoFundMe appeal. At press time it had drawn $5,280 from 102 donors toward its $50,000 goal.