J.J Restaurant Explosion

On February 19, 2013, $10,000 per bottle of wine and other items went up in flames when a worker broke a gas line at J.J.’s up-scale restaurant in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Somehow, only one person died in the explosion. 

The Country Club Plaza Christmas Tradition

On December 25, 1925, a string of lights at Country Club Plaza is lit, paving the way for a Christmas tradition that continues today. One of the most magical places in Missouri is Country Club Plaza in Kansas City at Christmas. The annual tradition brings thousands of people to the shopping center in the weeks leading up to the holiday. But it started small, with just a strand of lights over the doorway of the Mill Creek Building and a few random Christmas trees.