STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of people and a few stars — namely Elijah Wood and “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul — joined the fight Sunday to save Henry’s Tacos in Studio City.
The iconic taco stand — located at the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark — is set to close at the end of this month.
Henry’s has been a Valley institution for 51 years, but a dispute between the owner (Janis Hood, whose grandfather was the Henry in the title of the eatery) and the landlord threaten to have the stand close for good. Hood says the landlord got angry after Hood tried to declare the location a historic landmark.
Elijah Wood, for one, doesn’t want to see the institution go away. “I would come here with my family,” he told CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Bobby Kaple. “We would get take out and take it home, or sit out on the benches, my brother and I and my dad and my mom and my sister. I used to live here, I used to live in the Valley, until I was 17. So a good amount of my early childhood and my teenage years were definitely spent hanging out at this place.”
“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul tweeted for his followers to join him at Henry’s at lunch today.