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JJ's Update: One Year After The Explosion

Feb 19, 2014

Last February, a gas explosion rocked the Plaza, destroying JJ’s restaurant. In the wake of the destruction, 15 people were injured, and one died.

It's been a year since an explosion destroyed JJ's Restaurant on the Plaza.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

In the first part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we’ll take a look at the issues surrounding the blast and its continued legacy, both on the Plaza and in the courtroom. We’ll also talk with one of the owners of JJ’s about what the future holds.


  • Jimmy Franze, co-owner and operator, JJ’s Restaurant
  • Dr. John Verstraet, owner of Plaza Physicians Group