There are few record stores more iconic than Amoeba Music. Known for hosting live concerts at their location on Sunset Boulevard, legends like Paul McCartney have performed in store for an intimate group of fans. It’s also a popular place to unload your CD collection and go crate-digging for classic LPs.
The independent record store recently announced it will be moving to a new location on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue as early as Fall 2020. This announcement was highly anticipated as Amoeba’s owners sold their current location for $34 million back in 2015.
Amoeba has already assured patrons that live concerts will continue in the new location with a greater ease of access, as the new location is closer to public parking lots and the Hollywood/Vine Red Line subway stop. It’s also across the street from other live performance venues like the Fonda Theater and Pantages Theater, creating a unique block that will certainly be at the centerpiece of Los Angeles’ music scene.
Aside from selling records, DVDs and CDs, the record store has kept up with the streaming era by diversifying its ware. Amoeba also offers books, posters, mugs, clothing patches, enamel pins and keychains, Amoeba-branded merchandize, and – of course – vinyl care products.
Amoeba Music will continue to operate out of their Sunset Boulevard location while work is being done on the new building. Visit www.amoeba.com to stay tuned into live performances, events, and more details on the moving date.
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Last modified: March 10, 2020