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Henry's Tacos Swarmed! Join Actor Aaron Paul, George Lopez and Others for 'Eat In'

The event starts at 2 p.m.

Already by noon on Sunday, more than 50 people, some of them carrying cardboard signs saying "Save Henry's" have gathered at the Studio City eatery.

A large rally to support Henry's Tacos has been spearheaded by Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and will be paid for by comedian George Lopez, all beginning at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, lines have been long and consistent since owner Janis Hood announced that the 51-year-old establishment must close by the end of the month. The owner of the land hasn't allowed any of the three prospective buyers purchase her family-owned business so it could continue in the historic location.

Saturday was particularly busy, from opening to close, again with people asking what they could do and how they can help.

Hood told Studio City Patch that she is overwhelmed by the response and the extra business. "It is very heartening to know that so many people have loved the legacy of Henry's Tacos," she said.

Hood, meanwhile said on her Facebook page that she will have to give her five employees a break on Monday:

I will be closed! We have to regroup and my employees have been working 12-14 hour days. See my post above. I am sorry, but your turnout has been overwhelming! Will be open Tuesday, 12/18 as usual. Thanks for your understanding!

Meanwhile, actor Paul announced:

PEOPLE! @georgelopez has offered to buy EVERYONE'S tacos including mine for 1 hour in support of Henry's tacos on Sunday!#SaveHenrysTacos

Henry's was normally closed on Sundays, and Hood offered to expand their hours and stay opened on Sundays until the end of the year, but things have gotten out of hand, and long lines now snake down Moorpark and Tujunga.

Paul has tweeted: 

To everyone telling me Henry's tacos is closed on Sunday I am here to inform you that is correct. But THIS Sunday they are opened from 12-5.

We must save @HenrysTacos from closing! Come join me for lunch this Sunday at 2pm!! Join the masses and eat some tacos!! Tell your friends.

Fans have then respoded:

@eileenrose@aaronpaul_8 I'm flying in from Ireland!!”#SaveHenrysTacos

@agg64@aaronpaul_8 Ok, i'm coming from Patras, Greece!!! See you there on Sunday!!!” Hell yes! #SaveHenrysTacos

And one fan said he's coming from Mars.

This all started when actor Elijah Wood retweeted a story:

Elijah Wood ‏@woodelijah

Los Angeles institution, Henry's Tacos to shut:http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/12/henrys_tacos_announces_it.php … please retweet. very sad situation

Since then, celebrities and fans of the gringo taco stand have rallied their support. 

Also, more than 4,400 people have signed the petition to "Save Henry's" even though Hood herself is ready to retire from the business. See the petition CLICK HERE.

(If you have photos you care to share, please click ADD YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEO under the photo above.)

Also see:

* Exclusive: Henry’s Tacos Owner on Calling It Quits

* Henry's Tacos: A History in Photos and Video

* Henry's Tacos: What's Your Reaction?

* Celebrities Join Campaign to Save Henry's Tacos


Bill Roth December 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Krekorian will get very busy helping Henrys when you direct the thousands of people who support Henrys to flood his offices with phone calls, emails, and faxes. He'll quickly get in gear and use whatever his power will allow to help Henrys because his offices will be so busy answering the phones and emails that they will be unable to operate. He'll quickly beg you to stop calling his offices. Then you'll have the leverage to get him to move your cause forward.
teresa mcgrath December 16, 2012 at 02:47 PM
wonderful mike!
Toluca Lake Observer December 16, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Would be nice for the carpetbagger Krikorian to take a break from cozying up to his developer and fat cat friends to stop by. Bet he won't though. Working for his real constituents is not his style. Wish he would go back to Burbank or Glendale or Yerevan where his talents would apparently be better utilized. (How did we end up with this clown instead of TV camera loving, but very constituent-oriented LaBonge?)
mu December 16, 2012 at 09:08 PM
We've been advocating and fighting to Save Henry's Tacos since LAST YEAR at this time! This is not a new fight. I started the PETITION TO SAVE HENRY'S TACOS December 2011. It is up at Change.org. Please sign and share. We are almost at 5000 signatures from around the world. Thank you for your continued support! And DFWTT! http://www.change.org/petitions/help-save-historic-henrys-tacos
Jeff G December 16, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Maybe we need to tell Krekorian, the property owner and any business interested in locating to the site that they will be boycotted and picketed out of business if Henry's is closed.
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