It has been announced today by Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Brands, that Gibson will be bringing music back to the historic Tower Records Sunset Strip location on January 1, 2015. A lengthy renovation process to update the space, while still paying tribute to the legendary music store that was the center of the Los Angeles music scene for decades, will be unearthed. Gibson signed a 15-year lease for the rectangular, one-story building.
Juszkiewicz had this to say on acquiring the revered location:
Gibson Brands and Tower Records have both always been about the music. We want to reinvent this site to be the international phenomenon that its legacy deserves. Gibson Brands is dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life and music for its customers. Our goal is to provide the most exceptional customer audio products and experiences in the world.
Constructed in 1971, the Tower Records Sunset Blvd building was a haven for the likes of John Lennon, Elton John, Dave Grohl, Chuck D, Adam Levine, Bruce Springsteen and many others who poured through the stacks of vinyl and boxes of CDs. It was also the center of the Los Angeles music scene, playing host to regular concerts from high profile artists. The iconic chain closed its doors in the U.S. in 2006.