Amoeba Records will reopen on at its new location on Hollywood Boulevard Thursday, April 1 after closing due to the pandemic, and losing the lease on its former Hollywood location. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)Where is Amoeba Music located?
In November 2001 Amoeba Music opened its biggest store yet, on Sunset Boulevard in downtown Hollywood. Occupying an entire city block, this store houses the biggest, broadest, most diverse collection of music and movies ever seen on under one roof.What happened to Amoeba Music on Sunset Boulevard?
As Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club called it in 1978, video killed the radio star. Now in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has not exactly spelled the demise of Los Angeles' legendary Amoeba Music on Sunset Boulevard, but has at least put a damper on fans' farewells to the nearly 10-year-old location as the chain tries to weather an economic storm.What happened to Amoeba?
But inside Amoeba, which closed abruptly due to the pandemic and then saw its plans for a fall reopening stuck like a needle skipping on a scratched record, a gleaming new palace of music, books, movies, and merchandise awaited the shoppers to come.