The famed store closes permanently before moving to a new location on Hollywood Boulevard.
Many of us can recall the first time we spent getting lost in the aisles of eclectic indie records at the mammoth Amoeba Music store in Hollywood. The ritual of flipping through the beautiful cover art with an infectious song carrying through the lofty space, transporting you to another world. Sadly, that will be little more than a memory as the owners were forced to close the location permanently sooner than anticipated.
While this is not the end of the Amoeba Music, the shuttered Sunset Boulevard location will not get the send-off everyone had hoped for. Instead, all the resources —that largely consist of GoFundMe contributions and company savings—will be poured into the new 6200 Hollywood location that is underway.
The much-loved music destination was teetering on the edge of closure since the state-wide order went into place. However, they finally announced the decision to remain closed and avoid the ongoing uncertainty and added social distancing pressures of opening up again.
In the full statement regarding the update, the owners said, “There are so many unknowns and uncertainties for a business like ours. The only thing we do know for certain is that we want to survive.”
So music zealots and loyal fans, your sacred record temple has not disappeared completely. It’s just relocating.
Featured image: @AmoebaHollywood