Amoeba Music, Los Angeles’ best record store at 6400 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, may be demolished for another mega-project put up by another deep-pocketed developer, according to LAist.

Along with selling an incredible, diverse collection of vinyl records, CDs and movies from all parts of the world and all sorts of music and film genres, Amoeba has been home to foot-stomping live concerts by Karen O, Shovels and Rope, Bob Mould, Silversun Pickups, Billy Bragg, Camera Obscura and Lana Del Rey, among many others.

Rendering of possible skyscraper at Amoeba Music -- image from Shimahara Illustrations

Rendering of possible skyscraper at Amoeba Music — image from Shimahara Illustrations

 

But one of L.A.’s most valuable cultural and artistic destinations may not be closed down because of a lack of business, but because GPI Companies, a real estate group, may throw up “a mixed-use, sky-scraping glass tower dwarfing the neighboring CNN and ArcLight buildings,” LAist reports.

Amoeba Music released this statement on Twitter:

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 11.29.53 AM

But who knows if Amoeba will not be forced out since a limited liability company that appears to be owned by GPI Companies bought the record store’s building for a whopping $34 million in 2015.

And let’s not forget all the cool, funky people who have worked for years and years at Amoeba — what will happen to them?

Understandably, Amoeba customers are perplexed and concerned, judging from Twitter, and the possibility of the record store closing has captured much media attention.

That’s not because it’s just a store, but an important gathering space for music and film fans and artists. In other words, Amoeba has cultural importance — the kind that adds vibrancy to a city. Hopefully a backroom deal at City Hall won’t rob L.A. of another cultural treasure.

Join the Coalition to Preserve L.A. by clicking here right now to donate any amount you wish, and follow and cheer our efforts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can also send us an email at neighborhoodintegrity@gmail.com for more information.

More News You May Like

Coalition to Preserve LA Praises Conservationists: They Stopped Gov. Jerry Brown from... The Coalition to Preserve L.A. applauds the Sierra Club, the Planning and Conservation League and scores of groups who fought and today stopped Gov. J...
Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment Sues L.A. City Council for Illegal Martin Cadil... Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment has sued Los Angeles over its approval of the hated Martin Cadillac mega-project — dubbed Martin Expo Town Cente...
Chinatown Residents Fear ‘College Station’ Gentrification Project Will Dr... Hundreds of high-priced residential units packed on 5.2 acres. Nearly 45,000 square feet for fancy shops, restaurants and a market. A token amount of ...
Mayor Eric Garcetti Should Embrace Altruistic Creativity And End Destruction of ̵... Elvis Summers, a 38-year-old musician, came up with a brilliant, temporary solution to immediately help L.A.'s homeless men and women: Build tiny hous...
Westside Gets Robbed of Public Hearing into Hated Martin Cadillac Mega-Project A purported City Hall screwup has sent the hotly disputed Martin Expo Town Center mega-project to the L.A. City Council for approval, killing Tuesday'...


Comments