Amoeba Music will relocate from its iconic Sunset Boulevard spot soon and look to include a cannabis dispensary
Amoeba Music will be relocating from its current home on Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards after the approval of zoning changes by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, June 25. The iconic spot will be replaced by a 26-story mixed use complex containing 200 residential units and 7,000 square feet of commercial space.
The first Amoeba Music opened in 1990 on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. The next Amoeba store saw its opening in San Francisco in 1997, and Amoeba’s Hollywood location followed suit shortly after in 2001. While the official announcement of Amoeba Hollywood’s relocation has only come recently, the move has been impending for years—Amoeba having sold the building complex to developer GPI back in 2015 for $34 million.
The record shop has stated that it plans to stay in Los Angeles and that, “Amoeba is defined by WHO we are not WHERE we are.” Co-owner Jim Henderson has confirmed that Amoeba’s lease will keep the store at its Sunset Boulevard for about another year. The company also aims to include its Hi-Fidelity cannabis dispensaries at its next Los Angeles outlet after a successful opening at its Berkeley location.