Henry's Tacos has been a beloved San Fernando Valley taco stand and meeting place located on the corner of Moorpark St. and Tujunga Ave. in Studio City/North Hollywood, California for 51 years. It is more than just a taco stand or business to many of us who grew up in the neighborhood. Henry's is an important part of our collective history that not only has sentimental value, but cultural and historical significance as well.
Henry's Tacos classic 1960's building is intact and virtually unchanged and is architecturally significant with its classic Googie signage. The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted 5-0 to recommend that the Googie-style taco stand at 11401 Moorpark St. North Hollywood, CA be named a Historic-Cultural Monument. Unfortunately, the proceedings were suspended indefinitely by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian. Anyone familiar with the history of Henry's Tacos already knows that Henry's is a historical landmark and cultural monument and San Fernando Valley icon. We want it to remain in its current corner location intact and in business for future generations.
Tell the landlord to please renew Henry's Tacos' lease with the current or future owners.
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The Facebook link to the Petition to Save Henry's Tacos is at:
PETITION TARGETS:JANIS HOOD, Owner of Henry's Tacos
*MEHRAN EBRAHIMPOUR, Property Owner, Beverly Hills, CA .
PAUL KREKORIAN, LA City Council Member Dist 2 / Planning Committee Email:Councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org Phone: (818) 755-7676
Please step up and do the RIGHT thing for your constituents and the community which you serve. Please contact landlord Mehran Ebrahimpour immediately and encourage him to negotiate a fair lease with the current or possible future owner of Henry's Tacos, and do whatever else you can possibly do to assert your political influence to help keep Henry's Tacos from being forced out of business on December 31, 2012. The community is counting on you to help us preserve this much beloved small-business and integral part of our lives for so many generations.
Please, help us SAVE the last standing iconic vintage building and small business in the Tujunga/Moorpark Village area. Without Henry's Tacos on that corner, the neighborhood landscape will not be the same. We vow not to support any other business that goes in that spot if Henry's is forced out.
You were elected to represent and help your community. Your community has been reaching out to you for help in this matter for a year. Our votes count come reelection time. Please, won't you do whatever you can to help save this beloved half a century old community treasure that means so much to so many people.