As the day begins and later tonight The Raconteurs take the stage at Amoeba Music’s current location for most likely the last time the countdown begins to its’ final days.
On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council approved the development of a 26-story complex on the site of the music store located at Sunset and Cahuenga. GPI Companies purchased the land from the music store for $34 Million back in 2015 and with the new development it is expected to encompass 200 apartments units, including 10 for low-income tenants.
This is only the latest of a music legacy that is being replaced for another apartment complex and the changing history of Sunset Blvd. In the last 13 years we have seen the House of Blues Los Angeles, Tower Records and in the near future the Viper Room going away with another developer buying the business around the world famous club.
Amoeba Music may have only opened the Hollywood location in 2001 but the musical talent that has performed inside the record store is only compared to some of the famed concert venues in the area. Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silversun Pickups and so many more.
Amoeba Music co-owner, Marc Weinstein said that the store will relocate once it closes it doors but no location has officially been announced as of yet. Hopefully it will not take as long as it has been for House of Blues Los Angeles to find a new location.
Amoeba Music will remain open for another year at the current location.