Amoeba Records Reopens April 1. Here's What To Expect
If your pandemic has had a disturbing lack of vinyl and other physical media, we have good news: Amoeba Music (aka Amoeba Records) is opening its new location for music diehards next week -- Thursday, April 1.
Sadly, if you missed out on a chance to say goodbye to the old location, you're out of luck. Instead, you’ll find the store at its new location at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. (At the corner of Argyle Ave.)
The store is luring visitors with free opening day posters and commemorative silk-screened shirts. The opening day line is set to form on Argyle. There's even a special line on Hollywood Blvd. for customers with 10 or more items they're looking to sell or trade.
The store notes that it is following public health and safety guidelines, including social distancing and mandatory face coverings. They're also offering customers who want to limit their time in public to hold items at the register for 24 hours, though you will still be required to wait in line to enter when you come to make your purchase.
Plexiglass shields are set up around the registers and the info desk, and there are directional signs to keep foot traffic appropriately spaced. They're also asking visitors not to bring in large bags or backpacks, as the pandemic means they won't be doing a bag check — but smaller bags will be visually inspected when you exit.
If you want to sell or trade something, you can drop it off at the buy counter, but you won't be allowed to stay there while the store assesses your item.
And it's in Hollywood, so... parking. The new location is part of the Hollywood & Argyle "El Centro" complex, with a parking garage where you'll get 75 minutes of validation if you make a purchase. There are also parking meters on surrounding streets, along with several public lots nearby. The new location is directly across from the Hollywood & Vine stop on the Metro.
We're pretty sure this isn't an April Fools' prank. If you go, tell us if that turns out to be the case.
The new store will be open daily, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the moment. But the music lives 24 hours a day, man.