JJ’s Restaurant: Company excavating outside the restaurant didn’t have a permit

  • Ben Palosaari
  • More details are coming to light in the investigation of last week’s explosion at JJ’s Restaurant.

KSHB Channel 41 is reporting this afternoon that the company laying cable outside JJ’s Restaurant last week, Heartland Midwest LLC, did not have a city permit to conduct such an excavation. A gas line that was struck last Tuesday led to an explosion, which destroyed the 28-year-old restaurant and took the life of popular JJ’s waitress Megan Cramer.

KSHB, citing an open-records request, reported: “Heartland Midwest LLC…did not have an approved Kansas City permit for excavation.”

The Kansas City restaurant community has rallied behind JJ’s workers by creating several fundraising events to aid the staff who survived the tragedy.

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