Plans to demolish LA’s Amoeba Records appear to be accelerating

Plans to demolish LA’s Amoeba Records appear to be accelerating 2017-08-08T17:05:39Z 2017-08-09T11:24:30Z https://thevinylfactory.com/news/la-amoeba-records-demolish-plans-accelerating/
Plans to demolish LA’s Amoeba Records appear to be accelerating

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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.

Read more: The world’s best record shops #019: Amoeba Music, Los Angeles

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.

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