Video: Museum Square vs. Food Trucks on 5700 Wilshire (the Ballet Version)
Video by LAist reader Jonathan
5700 Wilshire continues to be ground zero in the battle between food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants. For a few weeks, employees from the Museum Square building have been occupying parking spaces along the street to block food trucks (and everyone else) every weekday morning. It has become a game of musical chairs, especially before 9 a.m., when an anti-gridlock zone is enforced (if you stop, you get a ticket. You also could get towed if you don't leave immediately).
In theory, with fewer trucks across the street (trucks will not park directly in front of the restaurants), more office workers will patronize brick and mortar restaurants that rent from Museum Square. Word on the street is that Museum Square -- officials there will not comment -- is only doing this for a month as an experiment.
All parties involved get parking tickets, but that's the cost of doing business.
For background on the Museum Square situation, read LAist's full story here.