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Food Trucks to Blame? 3 Eateries on Wilshire Boulevard Shutter

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Did food trucks aid in the death of three Wilshire Boulevard restaurants that shuttered over the last year? Or was it just bad food?

The 5700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, where office buildings on and nearby house Variety, E!, G4, SAG and other entertainment/media operations, last summer became ground zero for food truck controversy when an unofficial lunch truck row developed, pitting restaurant owners against the trucks. For office workers, it was a welcome change -- writer Michael Schneider once called the area a "vast wasteland of lunchtime eateries." But that's not longer the case: today, for example, 11 food trucks served customers during the lunch hour.