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Quick Report: Santa Monica's Food Truck Lot

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Lines at the new food truck lot in Santa Monica | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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Lunchtime crowds grew to about 500 people at today's debut of the Santa Monica Gourmet Food Truck Corner. Although some were disappointed with the four options--India Jones Chow Truck, Border Grill, Barbie's Q and Fishlips--organizers said this is only the beginning, as today was a soft opening. Here are some quick tid bits about the property:

  • Steve Taub, who owns the property, has taken the property off the market and is committed to growing the food truck lot into destination for locals and travelers alike.
  • Apparently, obtaining a Santa Monica city business license takes a long time, holding up some trucks from making an appearance today. Organizers expect seven to eight different trucks a day to rotate between lunch and dinner hours Monday through Saturday as things progress.
  • Some future plans include WiFi, tables, bike racks and a dog area.
  • Parking? Yes, there is a parking lot. Bathroom? There's one at the back of the building on the lot.
  • The lot is organized by the SoCal Mobile Food Vendors Association.

Currently, all trucks except for Border Grill are on the property and are expected to stay through 8 p.m. tonight Find the lot at Santa Monica Blvd. and 14th. You can follow the lot at @SMFoodtrucklot.