KANSAS CITY JJ'S INFERNO MEGAPOST!!! OPINIONS, LINKS AND AFTERMATH!!!
The massive explosion and fire that destroyed JJ's is the only thing to talk about this morning . . .
To wit . . .
WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO KANSAS CITY INSIDERS AND WITNESSES AND HERE ARE THE TOP MONEY QUOTES THAT PERFECTLY CAPTURE LOCAL SENTIMENT FOLLOWING THE HOT MESS!!!
First up . . . A bit of practicality . . .
"So, I guess the smart money is going to dump all of your MGE stock in the morning."
A quick message about our discourse . . .
"I wonder how your commenters are going to find a way to blame this one on Black people and hip-hop."
Eco-Devo concerns . . .
"This is the only tragedy in local history where a fully funded TIF request was drawn up last night in order to help the victims of this disaster."
Transit and infrastructure are always a Kansas City concern . . .
"I don't envy Downtown Biz on the streetcar line where crews will be digging up the road for the next year.Given this explosion, the toy train line is starting look like a mine field."
Finally . . . It's all about lunch time . . .
"Somebody should tell the lawyers and advertising execs on the Plaza that JJ's taking reservations today."
And now, check the relevant links that define the JJ'S Inferno tragedy this morning.
Links . . .
Several Plaza roads closed until noon
Plaza restaurant explosion leaves 1 missing, up to 16 injured
Search for missing resumes at daybreak
New York Times: Blast Ignites Kansas City Restaurant, Causing Severe Injuries
PICTURES: Gas explosion at JJ’s Restaurant in Kansas City
JJ's restaurant: A popular spot that had been weathering lean times
Plaza witness saw backhoe, large flame
Response to explosion was quick -- and huge
WATCH LIVE: Cadaver dogs searching rubble of Plaza restaurant
Resources for those affected by fire
Doctor says Plaza gas leak reported hours before 'big explosion'
JJ’s owner’s brother: We need to pray
Restaurant hostess: 'I thought I was going to die'
MGE: Contractor struck natural gas line
The chief of the Kansas City Fire Department held an impromptu late-night news conference Tuesday, explaining the investigation into an explosion and fire that left JJ's Restaurant in ruins.