Published Jun 26, 2019Famed Los Angeles record store Amoeba Music is officially being torn down to make way for a 25-storey condo development.
Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday (June 25) to rezone the location that currently houses Amoeba Music, allowing the space on 6400 Sunset Blvd. to be turned into mixed-used development. It will house 200 residential units and 7,000 square feet of commercial space.
As previously reported, the development project has been gestating for years. Amoeba has been at the location since 2001, but the building was sold to developer GPI Companies in October of 2015 for $34 million USD.
While the store initially told customers to remain calm and that the store would remain open back in 2016, Amoeba eventually announced in 2018 that the stop would be relocating.
For now, Amoeba co-owner Jim Henderson told the Los Angeles Times that its current lease will keep the store at the location for "about another year."
As of yet, it's unclear where the store could move.