Elon Musk's idea of a futuristic diner and drive-in theater that was planned for Hollywood is getting closer to being realized. Tesla has officially filed plans for the Hollywood Diner and Drive-In Theater and has laid out a plan for 34 charging stalls, a two-level restaurant building, and two huge screens that will be framed by bamboo.
One of Tesla's most anticipated locations is the Hollywood Diner and Drive-In Theater, where car owners can really have a great time. Tesla CEO Elon 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.
@MarcoRPTesla/Twitter shared a really interesting find that indicates a lot of progress in the manufacturer's plans. He said that Tesla has officially filed plans for the Hollywood Diner and Drive-In Theater, located at 7001 Santa Monica Boulevard.
This just in: Tesla has officially filed plans for the Hollywood Diner and Drive-In Theater at 7001 Santa Monica Boulevard!!! (H/T @benh57) pic.twitter.com/jVE4xlxn53
The project site is 0.565 acres and currently houses a 5,920 square foot Shakey's Pizza restaurant. For the construction of the Tesla restaurant, the existing structure will be demolished. The site is located on a designated Commercial Corner lot within the State Enterprise Zone and within a Transit Priority Area. 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 34 spaces with chargers, 29 of the 34 charging stations will be Superchargers and the remaining 5 will be Level 2 chargers.
Also, as Musk promised, there will be two movie screens for viewing by people charging their cars and/or eating in the restaurant. The screens will be positioned to allow people to view them from both their vehicles and from the roof top seating area. The coolest feature is that a decorative bamboo landscape scene is planned for the site, which will be planted on the property lines to frame both movie screens.
“The movies to be shown will be features lasting approximately the same amount of time as it takes to charge a vehicle (~30 minutes). The two screens will be on both North and West property lines of the site to allow people to view the screen from both their vehicles and from the roof top seating area. A decorative bamboo landscape scene will be planted on the property lines to frame both movie screens. The operational hours for the Drive-In movie theater will be from 7am-11pm pursuant to the California Corner standard.”
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