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Henry's Tacos Closes After 51 Years in Studio City

Henry's Tacos

Henry's TacosPhoto: Henry's/Facebook

Despite the best efforts of hobbits and men, Studio City's 51-year-old taco stand, Henry's, has served its last ground beef-stuffed tortilla. The restaurant lost the battle with its landlord, Mehran Ebrahimpour, who refused to renew Janis Hood's leases after the second-generation owner sought Historic Landmark status for the business.

Henry's closed after a packed Saturday service, but Hood tells The L.A. Times she is working on bringing the Henry's name, menu, and signage to a new location with Omar Vega, a 21-year veteran of the restaurant who may eventually buy the brand.

Saturday's final service was fraught with emotion, with customers penning tributes to the stand on a large sheet of paper and such terms as "sacred ground" and "icon" being variously thrown around. And of course, Tony Danza must be totally crushed, wherever he be.

Henry's Tacos stands down [LAT]
Earlier: Henry's Tacos Given Two- More Weeks [GS]

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