Amoeba Music in Hollywood Responds to Report That Iconic Store May Soon ‘Get the Wrecking Ball’

Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd., as seen on Dec. 8, 2011. (Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd., as seen on Dec. 8, 2011. (Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Since 2001, Amoeba Music in Hollywood has stood as a beacon for resilience in an industry disrupted by digital downloads and streaming music services.

This week, the store had to take to social media to assure fans that the multi-level mecca to independent retail would not be the latest casualty of a struggling industry.

“We’re going to remain in our building for the duration of our lease — which is several years — and Amoeba and the building owner are open to us potentially staying longer,” the indie retail giant posted Monday evening on Twitter.

The statement was in response to a story that appeared first on local site LAist, which speculated that Amoeba would soon “get the wrecking ball” to make way for a large residential tower.

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