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Amoeba Music Will Shape Shift To A New Location In Hollywood

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A new home has been announced for L.A.'s extra jumbo record store.

Amoeba Music will be moving to a ground-level space on the corner of Hollywood and Argyle in the El Centro complex. No hard date is set for the opening, but fall 2020 is the ballpark.

The new location is about four blocks from its current one. The Sunset and Ivar store has been there since 2001, and at one point it mercifully absorbed approximately 600 of my CDs into its genre-dense protoplasm 🙏.

New Amoeba will still do that. It'll be the same "music, movies and memorabilia"/"buy, sell, trade" business, just in new digs. Same goes for live sets, special events, signings, so forth. The new place is close to Metro stops and will offer on-site validated parking.

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Amoeba sold its current building in 2015 to a developer but continued to operate as it looked for a new place to set up shop.

The subsequent legal action over proposed development on the site, and the effort to preserve the existing building, was done without the company's consent, Amoeba's owners told the L.A. Times last August.

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