Tesla drive-in movie theater diner approved for construction, according to documents. The place will have 32 Supercharging stalls, a restaurant, and two movie clip screens.
Elon Musk's idea for a futuristic diner and drive-in theater conceived for Hollywood is getting closer to being realized. Tesla applied for a building permit in April and has now received a permit. According to documents from the LA Department of Building and Safety reviewed by Teslarati, the location is approved for development. Musk has long been talking about this Supercharger station, which will offer restaurant service and a drive-in theater in Los Angeles. This idea came to him in 2018 and is now closer to being realized.
In May 2022, Tesla officially filed plans for the Diner and Drive-In Theater, located at 7001 Santa Monica Boulevard. The project site is 0.565 acres and hosts a 5,920-square-foot Shakey's Pizza restaurant. For the construction of the Tesla restaurant, the existing structure should be demolished. The site is located on a designated Commercial Corner lot within the State Enterprise Zone and within a Transit Priority Area.
In April, Tesla applied for a building permit. The proposed project will include the construction of a restaurant/diner with two levels:
- approximately 3,800 square feet enclosed lower level and a 5,500 square feet outdoor seating and enclosed food preparation area;
- electric vehicle charging station which will have 32 spaces with chargers;
- two screens for showing movie clips.
Tesla has filed multiple applications to build a planned restaurant in the city of Los Angeles this year, with six of them in April. They refer to the demolition of the old building located on the site, and electricity, ventilation, and sewerage systems for the new building. In addition, Tesla made revisions to the design of the planned building and applied for the placement of the Supercharger stalls and the necessary equipment for this. Although the design of the diner was shown last year, along with documents, it is worth bearing in mind that this was not the final result, and work on the design is ongoing. However, it is expected the team is close.
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