Greater KC Restaurant Association Brings Restaurants & Diners Together to Benefit JJ’s After February 19 Disaster With Ten Percent of Sales
Kansas City, Mo. – The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) is bringing together Kansas City restaurants and diners in a citywide effort to assist JJ’s Restaurant employees after a gas explosion destroyed the restaurant on Tuesday, February 19. For one day only – Saturday, February 23 – participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of sales to the JJ’s Restaurant Support Fund, a support account set up and managed by the GKCRA. The funds collected will be turned over to JJ’s Restaurant owner, Jimmy Frantze, and his management team to help his staff convalesce.
More than 70 Kansas City restaurants are currently participating, but this number anticipates increasing throughout the day on Friday, February 22. For full information and an ongoing updated list of participating restaurants for tomorrow’s benefit, please visit http://pitch.pe/13b3fb2 or the GKCRA’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GKCRA.
In addition to the ten percent donation from the participating restaurants, diners will also have the chance to make freewill donations at the participating restaurants.
Participating restaurants include:
Those wishing to make a donation directly to the JJ’s Restaurant Support Fund, may do so by mailing a check or money order by Thursday, February 28 to:
Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
JJ’s Restaurant Support Fund
4049 Pennsylvania, Suite 204
Kansas City, MO 64111
For more information on the GKCRA or the JJ’s Restaurant Support Fund, contact Angela Brunner or Steve Cole, GKCRA at 816-753-5222.
This is a post from my personal blog that I put together in October of 2010. I think some of you KC lovers my get a kick out of it. -kcluvskc
Time: Sometime July 2004.
Scene: Hot muggy evening. Characters are standing outside of The Point on their ample patio, drinking Miller Lite.
Friend: “Hey, Kelly. How do you like living in Kansas City?”
Me: “It’s cool and all, but I’ll be moving in the next year or so.”
That EXACT interaction happened pretty much every other day for 2 years. I moved to Kansas City, Westport specifically, during the summer of 2003, and I was convinced that I didn’t want anything to do with it. I always thought that I was destined for somewhere else.
As fate would have it, I never went anywhere due to a commitment that I made, and with each year I stayed, I became more and more fond of the place I was calling home. Slowly the fountains made me smile instead of cringe. I began exploring all the little details that Kansas City hides. I started appreciating all the different neighborhoods and communities each with its own bars, restaurants, history, events, and activities. It’s true, I don’t really want to live anywhere else now. I LOVE being a part of and exploring Kansas City.
Its architecture, urban planning, and history has become a subject of interest and inspiration. Lucky for me, I have a job were I’m not strapped to one location/desk all day. Throughout the week I get to visit different businesses and offices. Sometimes my job will take me as far out as Lexington, MO or Topeka, KS, but most of the time, I am in the Downtown and Plaza areas. I often find myself feeling compelled to take pictures of the stuff I run into during the course of my day. The following collection of pictures is just that, images I’ve collected usually using my blackberry or iphone of Kansas City and the surrounding areas.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Addition
2 West 39th St, KCMO
Jackson County Courthouse - 415 East 12th St KCMO
Livestock Exchange Building - 1600 Genessee St KCMO
3161 Wyandotte St., KCMO
Tearing down Hereford House - 100 East 20th, KCMO
View of downtown from the Hyatt Regency - 2345 McGee St, KCMO
Looking South on Baltimore towards 9th St, KCMO
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
View of downtown from Waterworks Park
Backside of the Livestock Exchange Building - 1600 Genessee St KCMO
View of the New Paseo Bridge from Case Park
View of the Broadway Bridge from 2nd and Delaware St (click me)
On the Broadway bridge headed south into downtown (click this too)
Between 4th and 3rd just to the East of Broadway…Nothing there now
909 Walnut from the 30th floor of the Commerce Bank Building
The Kansas City Power and Light building has such a recognizable shape. I love that even from this distance you can easily identify it.
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I’m on Instagram too! http://instagram.com/kcluvskc