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Food Truck Lot to Launch in DTLA February 11th

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Fishlips Sushi was part of the SaMo food truck lot and the Haiti fundraiser last month (Zach Behrens/LAist)
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Next Thursday, Downtown diners will be able to order up from a small set of food trucks parked at a designated lot, thanks to the organizational efforts of the SoCal Mobile Food Vendors Association, reports the Daily Dish. SoCal MFVA VP Matt Geller explains that the lot will be located at Alameda and Traction, and will have "ample parking," and "3-4 trucks daily."Geller and the SoCal MFVA were the minds behind the ill-fated Santa Monica Food Truck Lot, which debuted with much fanfare and success one Monday last month, only to be shut down by city officials the very next day, citing a circumvention of city rules regarding land use and permitting.

Before you even ask: Yes, the LAPD and City know about the DTLA lot, and are cool with it.

On February 11th, the DTLA lot will debut on the same day as Artwalk, and Geller says trucks will serve lunch and dinner that day. If the lot is well-received, they may have it open daily. The SoCal MFVA is also looking to establish lots in other parts of town, and is continuing to work with legislators to reinstate the SaMo lot.