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Henry's Tacos Gets A Last-Minute Reprieve Until January 15

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Henry's Tacos (Photo by James L.A. via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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Henry's Tacos, which was scheduled to close on December 31 has been granted a temporary reprieve thanks to support from masses of fans (including a few Hollywood stars).

This sign went up at the historic taco stand, and owner Janis Hood wrote this message on her Facebook page last night:

ATTENTION HENRY'S FANS AND SUPPORTERS! Because of your tremendous support and outcry (and probably me with my big mouth in the media!), the property owner has asked me to stay open until January 15 so that (hopefully!) a lease can be worked out with my buyers! I have agreed, so Henry's will live to see the New Year! Please spread the word and THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOYALTY AND PATIENCE! We're doing our best to serve you!!!

But that doesn't mean that Henry's Tacos is out of the woods just yet. Hood wrote a slightly more measured message on Facebook this morning:

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Folks, please don't say anything more about the buyer or anything re: the sale of Henry's yet. This is far from a done deal and I know none of us wants to jeopardize a POSSIBLE deal in any way! The parties involved in a lease negotiation are talking again and I have agreed to keep running Henry's until 1/15. However, if a deal is NOT reached by 1/10, I will have to start making a move. Thanks for understanding.

Fans of Henry's have been putting pressure on the landlord, Mehran Ebrahimpour of Beverly Hills, calling him and sending letters urging him to make a deal with Hood, according to Studio City Patch.Related:
Celebs and Fans Show Up in Droves to Support Henry's Tacos
Hollywood Reaches Out to Save Henry's Tacos, an L.A. Institution [UPDATED]