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Old Posted Apr 24, 2014, 3:17 PM
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‘From the ashes,’ JJ’s restaurant will come back in Plaza Vista building

Old JJ's and map:

Joyce Smith
Kansas City Star
April 23, 2014

For eight years, JJ’s restaurant stood in the shadows of a massive construction project just across the street.

Then, as the construction activity was about to end, the popular restaurant near the Country Club Plaza blew up. A natural-gas leak caused a fiery explosion that killed one restaurant worker and injured others.

On Wednesday, JJ’s owners — brothers Jimmy and David Frantze — announced they will reopen in late summer on the very development site that caused them so much grief.

“Ironic isn’t the word for it. We’ll have to come up with another word,” Jimmy Frantze said at a news conference. “But JJ’s is back.”

The Frantzes are leasing 4,800 square feet just off the lobby of the Plaza Vista office building at 900 W. 48th Place. JJ’s also will have a 1,600-square-foot patio along Roanoke Parkway."

Photos from the KC Star & International Business Times. The explosion was extremely large and engulfed the entire block nearly. I'll refrain from posting photos of the fire on here seeing as one individual's life was lost and 15 others were injured.......but you can google it to see how large of a fire it actually was.

Last edited by guesswho; Apr 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM.
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