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Henry's Tacos Applies for Historical Status

Owner Janis Hood will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Studio City landmark and now wants to make it official.

Studio City resident Janis Hood and her family have owned the iconic store on the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark for almost half a century.

As the 50-year mark looms, and the restaurant was  she's applying for the historical status designation and it will be decided in a city meeting on Thursday.

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Todd Jones October 04, 2011 at 02:10 PM
Love it! I saw some info about this on la.curbed and they said Henry's Tacos was in North Hollywood, but it is definitely in Studio City. Anyone who wants to know the boundaries of the local communities (i.e. Studio City, Sherman Oaks, NoHo, etc.) should check out www.LAcouncilMaps.com
Michael Britton October 04, 2011 at 02:34 PM
If Henry's Tacos has been in Studio City for fifty years, why do their T-shirts say North Hollywood?
David Rivers October 04, 2011 at 02:44 PM
Who cares!? Studio City originally was North Hollywood. Neighborhoods starting with the zip code 916... were originally North Hollywood.
Mike Szymanski October 04, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Yes, and Todd did a great piece on this very topic that my colleague in North Hollywood's Patch and I are always discussing... http://patch.com/B-sCv The fuzzy borders of No Ho and Studio City
Dick Carter October 04, 2011 at 04:44 PM
And the Starlight Room next door has a North Hollywood address from the ABC, seen here: http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSData.asp?ID=19190251 Likewise, the former 81/2 Taverna is also listed as being in North Hollywood. Ultimately, all mail in the 91604 zip code is processed through the main North Hollywood postal center. Similarly, mail from Sherman Oaks zip codes processes through the Van Nuys Center.
larry October 04, 2011 at 07:40 PM
I owned The Pedal Shop a few doors away and would get free broken taco shell and salsa from them and the kids and I ate them for lunch We heated the shells on a little heater turned on its back. Thank You Henrys Thanks for the free lunch.
Matthew October 04, 2011 at 07:45 PM
Todd, that area was North Hollywood until the late 80s when real estate agents thought that Studio City sounded more exclusive, so they started applying SC to anything south of the freeway. Prior to then, you had to be west of Tujunga to be in Studio City. The Oakwood School (which I attended) is in North Hollywood, and has been since the 1950s. Our house on Valley Spring Lane was in North Hollywood. We had the original blue prints and copies of the permits. They say North Hollywood.
Miki Henderson October 04, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Even Walter Reed Middle School has a North Hollywood address... don't get me started!
Laura October 05, 2011 at 12:14 AM
Hate the food. Love the sign.
Heidi Birker October 05, 2011 at 01:08 AM
Hey Larry, it's Heidi! Didn't know you knew about the Patch! Say hi to Marlene and have her give me a call! We love Henry's too, if just for the nostalgia.

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