Iconic Los Angeles record store Amoeba Music will be re-opening on April 1st at their new home.
Formerly a virtual city landmark at 6400 Sunset Boulevard, Amoeba Hollywood has moved to 6200 Hollywood Boulevard. The old location was sold to developers in 2015, leased for several years and then closed amid the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020. The store had a series of farewell events planned, but decided to plow the money into the new, permanent home instead, according to a statement released last Spring:
Amoeba’s new location is in the El Centro complex at Hollywood & Argyle. The new location is “a bit smaller, but not a whole lot” according to an announcement. The old Sunset Boulevard location now empty and awaiting demolition but with a retail scar where the distinctive logo used to hang, according to the LA Times.
The new location has apparently been “ready to roll” since at least January, but with COVID-19 “raging out of control in LA” decided to put the grand reopening off until the store could safely open.
Amoeba’s reopening will be in line with local guidance and with an extensive list of COVID-19-related safety precautions.
Amoeba Music, now at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, will be open daily from 11am to 8pm (the buy counter closes one hour earlier). A special opening day poster designed by Ivan Misloff will be distributed as a free gift with in-store purchases on opening day. More info is at amoeba.com.
Photo via amoeba.com.