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Henry's Tacos Says Adios [Video]

The shuttering brings to a close a year of landlord disputes, attempted sales and a large campaign to save the stand led by celebrities.

After 51 years at the corner of Moorpark Street and Tujunga Avenue in Studio City, the iconic Henry's Tacos stand closed for good Saturday at 9 p.m.

The ending came after a year of landlord disputes, attempted sales, and a campaign to save the stand led by celebrities such as  Elijah Wood and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul.

Henry's Tacos' troubles began last year when the owner of the property and the business's owner, Janis Hood, reached a stalemate in negotiations over her lease, and Hood was unable to get the Los Angeles City Council to declare the building a historic landmark.

A Studio City resident's last-minute effort to buy the business and keep it at Moorpark and Tujunga also fell through.

Henry's Tacos Chef Omar Vega said he will team up with his brother Gilberto Vega to find a new location for the "gringo taco stand," with its iconic sign and simple menu.

Patch was there Saturday night as business wound down. See the attached video and photos.

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