Henry's Tacos was built in Studio City in 1961 and has been a crowd favorite ever since, serving up heaping helpings of ground beef tacos, refried bean and orange-cheese burritos, and "taco burgers" - the only things on the menu. The eatery has been featured in shows like "Adam 12" and draws in regular citizens as well as celebrities. However, the Los Angeles Times reports that the beloved taco stand will close at the end of the year.
Owner Janis Hood applied for a historical monument designation for the stand last year, which she said, caused her landlord to increase rent by 50 percent and has refused to renew her lease since December of last year. Hood explained that she thinks the landlord is displeased that a historical designation will put land-use restrictions on the property.
Adrian Scott Fine, director of advocacy for the Los Angeles Conservancy, told the Times that every place has different landmarks that help define it. For the Valley, its history is mid-twentieth century.
"A place that was built in 1961 and is still there today says a lot because so much has changed in the Valley over the years and you have so few places that have stood the test of time," Fine said.
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