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Police crack down on food trucks along Wilshire Boulevard; Miracle Mile office workers are sad

August 24, 2009 |  4:15 pm

Green-truck-new Not everyone's excited about L.A.'s food truck explosion, at least not in the way that hordes of kimchi-quesadilla-eating fans are. Restaurants along the mid-Wilshire corridor weren't too pleased about the caravan of food trucks parked outside their doors and prompted a recent police crackdown.

For the last two months, Green Truck mobile catering services would park on Wilshire Boulevard along Los Angeles' Miracle Mile and serve handmade organic fare to the neighborhood's lunch crowd.

"It was wonderful," said Bobby Allen, general manger of the Culver City-based company. "We had a line of people every day."

But last week, the lines disappeared after police officers swooped in and forced Green Truck and several other mobile food vendors parked in the mid-Wilshire area to move on.

Police say the vendors didn't have proper permits. Miracle Mile lunch-timers are disappointed.

For more of Ann Simmons' story, click here.

 Photo: Stefano Paltera / For The Times