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Location of "Coming Soon" Supercharger in Sarasota confirmed

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  1. ajfus

    ajfus Member

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    Went by earlier today and the Sarasota Supercharger is under construction. It is located in back of the Whole Foods Larry mentioned. There appears to be 20 stalls. Underground conduit has been completed thus far.
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  2. ajfus

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    #2 ajfus, Jul 16, 2017
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    Parking should not be an issue as it will be located behind the Whole Foods and not directly in their parking lot. There is a good amount in the area for shopping and food including a fair number of new retail spaces. Unfortunately some involves crossing a 6 lane major road to access.

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  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hi Charles,

    At University Station besides the Wholefoods, a Zoes Kitchen is going in. It's a Mediterranean restaurant. In addition, they are currently building a Wawa gasoline station there. Not something we are likely to use. ;-)

    There's a Stonewood Grill almost directly across University Parkway from Whole Foods. We will probably try to organize a meet-up there to celebrate when the Supercharger Station becomes operational.

    Larry
     
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  4. X Fan

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    Thanks for info Larry...do we know the targeted completion date for Whole Foods store/shopping center?
     
  5. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hi Charles,

    As I state in posting #88, its expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.

    Larry
     
  6. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Thanks again for the information and photos.

    As you mention, it appears to me that the construction for the Supercharger is not actually on the Whole Foods site. Judging from your photos it is as I've marked on the site drawing below. Can you confirm?

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    Here is a Google street view before the construction.

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    It look like there are only 15 parking spaces originally.

    Larry
     
  7. ajfus

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    Here is a pano picture of the Sarasota site (upload didn't work last night due to size of the image). I counted 20 stalls. You are correct on the location but it is an "L" shape with the other stalls parallel to Honore.

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  8. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    By the way, can I induce you to join our Tesla club?

    Larry
     
  9. ajfus

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    Already a member. Joined last year. Thanks for all the great work you do!
     
  10. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    #10 Larry Chanin, Jul 18, 2017
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Sorry. I didn't have your TMC username on our club records and I see that you haven't joined our club's private discussion group here on TMC. I've invited you to join.

    To accept the invitation the next time you log onto TMC the invite shows up as an Alert (the bell icon) in the top right corner of any TCM web page. Just click the bell and then click the "accept" drop down button and you will become a member of our private discussion group at TMC.

    To access our club's private discussion group at TMC, select "Groups" from the main menu and then select "Florida Tesla Enthusiasts". Then select "FORUM".

    Regards,

    Larry
     
  11. NigelM

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    #11 NigelM, Jul 18, 2017
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    Re: Sarasota....

    Was there today and the permit clearly states Tesla Supercharger....I believe there may be 16 stalls, but as there was a lot going on it might be 20 as mentioned previously. The Whole Foods is slated to open in September,,,whether that ties in with the Supercharger remains to be seen.
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    Permit expires EOY, so obviously Supercharger has to be finished by then
     
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  12. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hi Nigel,

    Thanks for the additional information.

    AJ's panoramic photos shows the installation turning a corner to add additional stalls parallel to Honore Ave. So it looks like 15 stalls perpendicular to Honore and 5 parallel to Honore.

    Larry
     
  13. NigelM

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    Lots of dumpsters and machinery around when I drove through (in the rain) so I didn't care to get out of the car and count!

    BTW, in the permit search I also came across a permit for a "Tesla charger" at Pollo Tropical in Sarasota Crossings; guessing this is probably a destination charger. Could become our new favorite restaurant Larry.... :)
     
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  14. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Yeah, I could start eating some tropical chickens with the right sort of incentive. ;-)

    Larry
     
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    Update on Sarasota today....work crew on site, pulling cables and the big machinery is arriving. Supervisor told me 19 regular Supercharger stalls and 1 nose-in handicapped stall; he didn't want to give any info regarding completion date.

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    News this afternoon on stores/restaurants: Development Firm announces which businesses will open at University Station

    "The real estate development firm over the project, S.J. Collins Enterprises, has now fully leased the center.
    Great Expressions Dental Centers, Lee Nails, Banfield Pet Hospital, Greenwise Dry Cleaner, Wawa and Zoe's Kitchen will open in the vacant spaces. The Wawa and Zoe's Kitchen are both expected to open late this year."
     
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  17. NigelM

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    Info from Whole Foods: They will have EV charge stations at the new store unrelated to the Tesla Superchargers; store is slated to open end January.

    For those not aware, there are also 8 Tesla designation chargers and 8 Chargepoints at UTC mall which is barely 1 mile from University Station (no 'station' there but that's the area where the Superchargers are); there are also 2 destination chargers each at the Holiday Inn and the Fairfield Inn just east along University Pkwy so with the Mall chargers, the Whole Foods chargers, the Lakewood Ranch Main St chargers and the Superchargers there's lots of reasons to stop off for a visit to the area.
     
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  18. Larry Chanin

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    #18 Larry Chanin, Jul 30, 2017
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    Hi Nigel,

    Thanks for the helpful information. Regarding the 8 Tesla chargers at UTC, to clarify they are not technically Tesla Destination Chargers, but rather to support the operations of the Tesla store located at UTC. Most of the 8 charging stalls will be occupied by store vehicles including ICE vehicles left for trade-ins. Visiting Tesla owners should not rely on getting a charge at the Tesla charging at UTC or any other Tesla chargers at Tesla store locations. Traveling Tesla owners can charge at the 8 ChargePoint chargers located near the valet service while shopping or dining at UTC.

    I've updated our Google map of hotels with chargers to reflect some new Tesla Connectors in the Sarasota-Brandenton area.

    Map of Florida Hotels with Electric Charging Stations

    Larry
     
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    I-75:
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  20. NigelM

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    Work progressing pretty quickly:

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