STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — A handwritten sign in front of Henry’s Tacos in Studio City has customers in shock and tears.
The sign says, “Lost Our Lease!! Henry’s closing end of Dec. More info to follow.”
Henry’s Taco’s, at the corner of Moorpark and Tujunga Avenue, has been a Studio City mainstay since 1961.
“We used to come here on the way home from high school. Every single day, we’d stop here on the way home,” Michelle Marull said. “It just has so many memories, it’s so sad.”
Henry’s Tacos is named for Henry Comstock, who opened the taco stand in 1961. His granddaughter, Janis Hood, took over the restaurant after her mother died in 2009.
The decision to close comes after a year-long dispute with the building’s landlord. Hood says Mehran Ebrahimpour became angry when she applied to get Henry’s Tacos named a historic landmark and subsequently ended her lease and increased her rent.
Ebrahimpour did not return CBS2/KCAL9’s call for comment.