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Food Trucks Offer a Solution to Restaurant Closures at 7+Fig

By Lauren Mattia
Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 02:03PM
7+Fig Food Truck Lot Lauren Mattia

MeSoHungry and the NomNom Truck were featured as part of DTLA Food Trucks on Tuesday afternoon.

In what should be good news for nearby office workers, an initiative launched on Monday aims at providing grub from L.A.’s famous food trucks as a replacement for the eateries closed by construction at the 7+Fig complex.

Representatives from [Brookfield Properties( reached out to the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association (MFVA) in mid-December to offer local patrons new lunch options after the closure of several of 7+Fig’s offerings.

While the restaurants on the lower level have closed due to construction for a renovation that will bring Downtown's first Target store, signs in 7+Fig noted that full-service restaurants Adoro Mexican Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, and Morton's the Steakhouse will remain open throughout construction, which is set for completion in Fall of 2012.

"We are taking a lot of direction from Brookfield," said Matt Geller, SoCal MFVA's CEO. "They wanted trucks that are really well-known, that look really good and fit really good into their plaza."

"We are going to have different trucks every day at least for the first three weeks," Geller continued. He stressed that Brookfield wants to provide local patrons with the trucks that they want by providing customers with questionnaires. "They want a lot of interaction with the customers," Geller said.

A third truck is also on the plaza that is not associated with the MFVA--George's Greek Cafe. George's closed as a part of 7th + Fig's construction, but now has a truck that is parked on the plaza Monday through Friday.

Food trucks associated with the MFVA will park on the plaza on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 11am and 2pm. Follow @seventhandfig on Twitter to learn more about scheduling.


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