Since Halloween is near, Spirit Halloween is moving into abandoned buildings to bring the spookiest costumes to you.
However, a photo of Spirit Halloween taking over the old Amoeba Music building has surfaced and the internet isn’t too happy. But, is the photo actually real?
The closure of the Amoeba Music building on Sunset Boulevard is a sore subject for both L.A. natives and music lovers. The iconic building closed permanently back in April amid the coronavirus pandemic for a number of reasons. Although this specific location is closed for good, Amoeba Music has moved just a few blocks away to 6200 Hollywood Blvd.
However, a photo of Spirit Halloween moving into the now vacant building is sparking some feelings on the internet. Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight is among those that are outraged by the company’s decision to temporarily take over the historic location.
LOL I GET WHY HES MAD NOW, IT USED TO BE AMOEBA MUSIC BUT I GUESS THEY’RE TURNING IT INTO SPIRIT HALLOWEEN? MAN FUCK THAT BRO I LOVE AMOEBA 🙁
— USE YOUR POWER. VOTE. (@GLOSSYBRl) September 30, 2020
for people confused by his insta story it’s cause that building was the hollywood location for amoeba records. they unfortunately had to close it this year & it was a major landmark & was very loved by a lot music lovers. so it’s kinda a slap in the face to be a spirit halloween
— abi 🐍 (@royalreboot) September 30, 2020
But is the news actually true? We did a little bit of deep diving to find out. According to Spirit Halloween’s website, the company does have a location this year on Hollywood Boulevard. However, it is not in the original Amoeba Music building which is located at 6400 Sunset Blvd. Instead, Spirit Halloween has taken over a vacant Pier 1 Imports building at 5711 Hollywood Blvd.
So while Spirit Halloween continues to prepare for Halloween 2020, it doesn’t look like it plans on taking over the historic Amoeba Music building any time soon.
Back in June, Spirit Halloween confirmed it was returning for Halloween amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company plans to open hundreds of stores in North America this fall so don’t be surprised if you see a few pop up in your town.
It’s That Time of Year Again 🎃 pic.twitter.com/T8zXoeSYaO
— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) September 27, 2020
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