- West Hollywood’s iconic Shakey’s Pizza spot to transform into a Tesla Supercharger station, accompanied by a 1950s-inspired diner and a walk-in movie theater.
- With 32 charging stalls and a blend of indoor and rooftop dining, the diner boasts a design reminiscent of “Grease” meets “The Jetsons”.
- Tesla fans eagerly anticipate official renders, while some showcase their own 3D interpretations based on initial technical drawings.
The buzzing streets of West Hollywood, Los Angeles, are about to receive a touch of the past blended with a hint of the future. Between 2018 and 2021, Tesla sprinkled hints on Twitter about a new Supercharger stationed right next to a diner that feels like it's straight out of the 1950s, topped off with a ‘drive-in’ movie theater. After a year of formalities and Elon Musk's persistence, the green signal came this summer with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety granting the permit on July 18, 2023. Come August 9, the land was inspected and primed for the construction which, fingers crossed, will proceed without hitches.
The historic address, 7001 W. Santa Monica Boulevard, previously hosted the beloved Shakey’s Pizza. Now, it’s set to be the cornerstone for Tesla’s grand vision spanning 864 sqm and extending over two floors. The Supercharger will not be alone; it’s accompanied by a chic, retro diner and walk-in movie theater.
As per details spilled by Teslarati, the architect selected for this ambitious project is Arizona’s own Stantec, with PCL Construction Services Inc. from California hammering out the groundwork. Those who got a sneak peek at the architectural drawings posted on Twitter were treated to an image of a parking lot boasting 32 stalls mixing Superchargers and Level 2 charges. For the foodies, an indoor restaurant is on the cards with a versatile palate, while an open rooftop area promises relaxation under the sky. And the cherry on top? Two movie screens constantly streaming iconic movie clips. As you sip your milkshake in the diner or wait for your car to juice up, you can relive the golden moments of cinema. When it comes to the aesthetic, think “Grease” meets “The Jetsons”, but with a Tesla twist.
For those wondering how this blend of past and future will manifest, some Tesla enthusiasts have stepped up, crafting their own 3D models based on the available blueprints. Notably, Ed Howard’s (@HowardModels) interpretations are making rounds on Twitter, showcasing a structure that feels part spaceship, part classic diner, crowned with a striking rooftop. To throw in a tad more intrigue, Tesla showcased a brief look at the design in their 2023 Investor Day presentation with an enticing caption, reminding everyone of their commitment to innovation.
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