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WeHo's Sunset Strip Revs up for a Busy Summer of Happy Hours & Food Trucks

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West Hollywood is not known for cheap parking, nor for its attitude towards food trucks, which are banned under city law. Now that's starting to change. In a move to make sure the famous Sunset Strip's fading spot stays on the map, businesses are banding together to bring crowds out in two weekly events throughout the Summer.This Saturday, the city is allowing trucks in certain spots along Sunset Boulevard. Ten of them will appear between 8 p.m. and midnight.

For Nic Adler of The Roxy, the move is another step in bringing back the Strip. "When I was a kid it wasn't all about cars because everyone lived here -- it was a different kind of community 30 years ago," he said about the pedestrian oriented life on the streets. "There were a lot of apartments that were affordable. There were bands that moved here and now they've moved out. We've seen that switch to Silver Lake."

Food trucks will continue on Saturday nights, but after this week, fewer will visit during a three or four week period as the city of West Hollywood repaves the boulevard, something which hasn't been done in some 70 years.