August 8, 2017
Goodbye music haven, hello generic high rise?
Hollywood record store Amoeba is at risk of being demolished within the next two years , according to new planning documents released yesterday, reports Curbed LA.
The development plans are the latest update in an ongoing battle to decimate the store’s building site at 6400 Sunset Blvd and turn it into a glass skyscraper with rooftop pool.
Amoeba Music, which first launched as a store in Berkeley in 1990 and has been at its LA location since 2001, already reassured patrons last year via their social media that they plan on remaining a fixture of the community: “we are going to remain in our building for the duration of our lease – which is several years… We are committed to staying in Hollywood and appreciate your concern and support.”
CPI Group’s plans reveal demolition could start as early as mid-2019, subject to approval from the Los Angeles city council.
Update: Amoeba has released the following statement regarding the future of its LA outpost via social media.