Amoeba Hollywood’s original location will not reopen, but still aiming to open new location this fall
Bummer news. Amoeba Hollywood, which has been planning its move to its new 6200 Hollywood Blvd location, still hopes to open this fall. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, the original Sunset Blvd location, which has been shut down since mid-March, will not reopen. “We are devastated for our run at this beautiful destination to end like this," said co-owner Jim Henderson in a statement, "but we simply have no choice.” Here's more:
The massive impact from the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closure of our iconic Hollywood location at 6400 Sunset Blvd. With no reasonably foreseeable opportunity to re-open in our current location, we are instead focusing on hopefully opening in the fall in our previously announced new home at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. This situation has been forced on all of us, and we feel this decision is the most responsible and practical one.
This is heartbreaking for us. We never envisioned not being able to give the store the send-off it deserves, to give you all a chance to say goodbye. We had so many events planned to celebrate our history at 6400 Sunset! But we are facing too many mitigating circumstances that simply won't allow for it.
You can read more here.
Amoeba recently launched a GoFundMe to help all three California locations survive COVID-19 closure. Meanwhile, they're still putting up new episodes of "What's in My Bag" and the latest is with Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World. Watch that below.