Amoeba Music has closed its Hollywood location

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  • The record store still hopes to reopen in a new location this fall.
  • Amoeba Music has closed its Hollywood location image
  • Amoeba Music has shuttered its Hollywood location at 6400 Sunset Blvd. The news comes after Amoeba confirmed their new 6200 Hollywood Blvd location in late February, with plans to open the new space by fall. While plans for the Hollywood Blvd location are still intact, California's ongoing "safer at home" order has prompted the record store to prematurely close its landmark Sunset Blvd location. The store was originally allowed to remain at its current location until the upcoming move, a relocation that has been expected since the space was sold back in 2015. Last week, Amoeba launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist with the move and keep its 400-person staff afloat during the pandemic. (Amoeba is covering health insurance costs for full-time employees during pandemic-related closures.) With the current location closed, Amoeba says, the record store will focus on "hopefully opening in the fall." Amoeba operates three stores in total, including two smaller locations—Berkeley and San Francisco—located in the Bay Area. Read the full statement on Amoeba's site.
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