When it comes to post work partying, timing is everything…
At least that was the case for Shelton Travel head honcho Mark Ebbitts. That after Ebbitts narrowly missed having a front row seat for Tuesdays explosion at J.J.’s restaurant just west of the Country Club Plaza.
“Mark was lucky to get out,” says KCC movie man Jack Poessiger, who doubles as a travel dude at Shelton. “He usually goes across the street for a drink after work and I often go with him. We close at 5:30 p.m.”
The blast went down shortly after 6 p.m. smack the middle of Ebbitt’s normal watering schedule, “But he left four or five minutes before the explosion,” Poessiger says.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is, “It blew out the windows at Shelton Travel across the street,” Poessiger says. “I haven’t been down there yet today, but it’s open and they say it’s freezing cold in there. They haden’t gotten the windows replaced yet when I talked to them.”