Last year,at 6400 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles to its new location at 6200 Hollywood Blvd., on the corner of Argyle Ave., on the ground level of the new El Centro residential and retail complex.
With the pandemic, the old store was never given a proper send-off, and though the new location was supposed to open sometime in the fall its grand reveal was put on hold as coronavirus cases were on the rise in Los Angeles county.
Now, the store is set to open for the first time on Thursday, April 1, and will remain open, with a capacity limit, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
On opening day, each customer will get a limited-edition poster as a gift with purchase, designed by Los Angeles-based artist Ivan Minsloff. There will also be live T-shirt silk-screening done by Family Industries in the courtyard of the El Centro complex from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The limited-edition shirts commemorating the opening will be available for $10 while supplies last.
“We are so ready to safely re-open our doors to our amazingly supportive and loyal customers who have kept in touch with us during this unfathomable time,” Jim Henderson, Amoeba co-owner said in a press release. “Nobody could have anticipated the challenges this year brought for the world and we’ve been eager to get back to what we do best – hosting the world’s biggest selection of music, movies and ephemera for the community of Los Angeles and beyond. We’ve missed seeing our staff and everyone who visits us in person more than we can express and look forward to starting our third decade in Hollywood in the new space and creating more memories together.”
Much like its previous location, Amoeba Music will sell vinyl records, CDs, Blu-ray and DVDs, pop culture T-shirts, posters, accessories, collectibles, pins, patches, stickers and more. The store will have all-new signage plus an original Shepard Fairey mural created for the Amoeba stage.