Record store Amoeba Music will be moving from their longtime location on the corner of Sunset and Cahuenga Boulevard. This news follows after the the Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of approving zoning changes on Tuesday, June 25. Replacing the iconic music center will be a 26-story mixed-use complex which plans to contain 200 residential units and 7,000 square feet of commercial space.
Known for its distinct architecture and expansive collections of albums, Amoeba Music sold their L.A. residence to developer GPI in 2015 for $34 million. Although this means that the location’s closing has been hanging in the air for years, Amoeba Hollywood will not be closing for at least the next year. According to clarifications on their Facebook page, Amoeba Music intends to stay in Hollywood assuring worried patrons.
Amoeba Music first opened their doors in 1990 in Berkeley, California. Soon after, locations in San Francisco and Hollywood opened in 1997 and 2001, respectively. Since then, Amoeba Music has opened their own brand of cannabis dispensaries that they plan to include in their future location in Hollywood. Their brand Hi-Fidelity opened successfully some years ago at their founding location in Berkeley.