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Wilshire Blvd. Food Truck Battle Escalates: Boycott Signs Posted

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The battle for lunchtime business on the Miracle Mile has moved to the next level, as an unidentified person or group of people has lobbed back with a call to retort, announced via signs left on the cars that are being parked there as part of an elaborate and orchestrated plan allegedly concocted by management at the Museum Square building.

Reader Sadao Turner, who works at 5750 Wilshire, said the signs appeared today. "The two photos I took today were taken directly out in front of the building where food trucks normally are," Turner explained via email. "The BOYCOTT sign was taped on each one of the junker cars parked on Wilshire."

Will the boycott work? It may be hard to tell, since one of the brick-and-mortar businesses' complaints was that patronage had dropped off significantly since the food trucks began to make regular lunch time stops in the neighborhood.

Previously on LAist
- Vehicle Blocking Food Trucks on Wilshire Racks up $800 in Parking Tickets
- Is Museum Square Trying to Block Food Trucks from Parking on 5700 Wilshire? 'No Comment,' Says Management
- Are Men with Walkie Talkies in Junker Cars Blocking Parking Spaces for Food Trucks?
- Food Fight: Are Restaurant Owners Blocking Parking Spaces on Wilshire?
- Food Trucks to Blame? 3 Eateries on Wilshire Boulevard Shutter