More than 500 Fans Rally to Support Henry's Tacos with Elijah Wood, Aaron Paul and Other Celebs [Photos & Video]

George Lopez foot the bill for an hour, and others who have come to the place for more than half a century gathered for the tribute rally.

More than 500 celebrities, fans and well wishers gathered at the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark on Sunday afternoon to show support for Henry's Tacos, which may have to close by the end of the year.

Hobbit star Elijah Wood as well as Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul were among the headliners who came out to support the small business. 

"I've been coming here since I was 8 or 9 years old," the 31-year-old Wood told Studio City Patch. Wood, who grew up in the area, added, "Every time I'm back in this area I come back. I love this place."

Wood said he tweeted out his concern after reading that Henry's was having problems, and said, "I'm following it online and reading about it and the more I find out about Henry's the more I think it's a local treasure that has to be saved." (See video of him above.)

Janis Hood, the owner of the family-owned taco stand, was overwhelmed, being hugged by Paul and after saying a few words said, "I need to get back to work to help feed you all." She is giving her staff the day off on Monday.

The landowner of the property has not allowed Hood to sell to one of three prospective buyers of the business and keep it going as a gringo taco stand.

Check back for many more fan photos, comments and additional video.

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.

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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

Alex Daniels December 18, 2012 at 07:06 AM
With all due respect, Karen who the heck are you to judge which issues should be important and to whom.... Of course this weekends Massacre is tragic to the highest degree and is beyong compare as far as importance, but maybe saving Henry's is one way a community can unite and try to save something that has become and dear freind to the town and part of our community for so many years...Henry's Taco is OUR issue and how dare someone judge the importance of any issue that a community chooses rally around and support ...One thing I must agree and I dont lay the blame on them but a few of these celebs could step up and purchase the land from the owner and put the issue to rest..Not that they "should", just saying they "could"...Also I hope the Starlight is not next...
Grant Miles December 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Michael, I have never agreed with a post more than I do with your comment here. How true!
Dave Petterson December 18, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Why doesn't someone or partners just buy the rights (if any), recipes, signs & such & open a new place or places somewhere close by? The owner is tired of doing this & it seems like there's enough customers to make it work.
Yami December 19, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Let it go folks....their not gonna be able to pay the rent !!! ($6000mo)
Lorali December 23, 2012 at 02:11 AM
I grew up in this neighborhood and now live down the street. It was great to see all of these people coming together for Henry's. For all of the people saying we/they should not because of the tragedy is ridiculous. Why aren't those same people going themselves to support in in CT. So judgmental. We all need a community to come together to make us feel better in this world with such terrible things happening.


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