Elijah Wood, Aaron Paul Rally Fans to Save North Hollywood Taco Joint

The "Breaking Bad" star has even invited fans to join him for lunch Sunday at the endangered Henry's Tacos

Last Updated: December 10, 2012 @ 1:51 PM

Elijah Wood and Aaron Paul are on a mission to save a North Hollywood taco stand.

The actors are rallying fans around Henry's Tacos, which has been on the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark for 51 years and is closing Dec. 31 due to a conflict with the building's landlord.

In an announcement posted on Facebook, the stand's owner, Janis Hood, said that running the restaurant is too much of a burden for her — but the landlord, Mehran Ebrahimpour, isn't allowing "prospective buyers committed to continuing the tradition" to take over the lease.

The reason, Hood believes, is because she "unwittingly" angered him by nominating Henry's to become for a Historic Cultural Monument a year ago. Ultimately, the city council never voted on her request, but the damage was done.

Once loyal customer Wood heard the news, he immediately took to Twitter: "Los Angeles institution, Henry's Tacos to shut," Wood tweeted. "Please retweet. Very sad situation."

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Over 250 followers and counting have heard his cry, including a few famous friends like Aaron Paul, Colin Hanks and "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig.

"This can't happen. Save LA history," Feig added, after retweeting Wood's words.

But instead of just wishing for a Christmas miracle, Paul has a plan — not to mention a cool opportunity for his fans. The "Breaking Bad" star is asking "the masses" to join him for lunch this coming Sunday.

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

While he may bring Henry's some extra business before serving its last burrito, owner Hood makes it seem like the chances of changing Henry's fate are slim.

"The current prospective buyers have agreed to all the landlord's terms, but he has ceased communicating with them," she wrote. "Therefore, I have given my notice and it has been accepted by the landlord.”

Neither Hood nor Ebrahimpour immediately responded to TheWrap's request for comment.