Henry’s Tacos Closes Up After 51 Years In The Valley
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Have a hankering for some tacos?
You won’t be able to get them any longer at Henry’s Tacos. At least not at their Moorpark and Tujunga location.
The landmark business was at that location for 51 years.
Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Bobby Kaple was there as the eatery planned to close at 9 p.m. He said there was still a long line of loyal fans waiting to grab one of the last tacos to roll out of the kitchen.
Current owner Janis Hood is transferring the stand’s ownership to 21-year employee and head chef Omar Vega. He is hoping the landmark eatery will eventually reopen in a new location.
“We’re looking for a place to continue the legacy,” Hood said in a Facebook post. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure serving OUR community.”
Hood blamed the closure on a 50 percent rent hike imposed by her landlord. She tried to get Henry’s declared a historic landmark and says the landlord wasn’t in agreement.
Hood’s grandfather, Henry Comstock, was the Henry who started the business 51 years ago.
When Hood announced a planned closure, celebrities including Elijah Wood and George Lopez tried to save the eatery. “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul went on Twitter and invited his fans to have lunch with him.