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  1. DaveD

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    #2 doug, May 21, 2009
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    Thanks for the pics, Dave. That is a pretty big building. I wonder what they'll do anything with the second story besides office space.


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    Seattle is a pretty big business area for them no? Good move. Things seem to be moving along nicely for them.
     
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    The second story is occupied by a company. The owner(s) of that company own the building, and are the landlords.

    AFAIK, Tesla will be leasing approx. 2/3 of the 1st floor.
     
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    The owner that I talked to yesterday doesn't know that he's "formerly" been there.
     
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    That sounds a bit more proportional. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Brier Dudley. the Seattle Times reporter that broke the story about Tesla's Seattle facility, is providing more information about it through his blog.
     
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    I think TM said they were a little surprised by the percentage of orders that ended up coming from greater Seattle, and accelerated plans to bring in a local presence there as a result.

    I am assuming that they knew about all the Microsoft $ there, and the "greenness" of Seattle, but even so it turned out to be a more Tesla popular location than predicted.
     
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    Tesla has previously said that they would stay away from previous car sales models with no commission for employees. Tesla Motors - Marketing

    Rereading this Elon blog I notice that the the LA store does not included much of the stated amenities. It's certainly not a Starbucks.
     
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    #1: They built that store next to a Starbucks so it ended up being redundant.
    tesla-la-store-450.jpg

    #2: I think enough time has passed that I think we can assume their plans have changed somewhat.
     
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    #1 That's horrible logic on every marketing level.

    #2 I agree
     
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    What is wrong with being redundantly repetitive ?!?!?!
     
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    The accidental convenience of the Menlo Park store being near a CalTrain station far outweighed any missing amenities today!
     
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    In the SkyDrive folder where I had put the pics I took, I've added scans of the Seattle Times article, along with a .pdf of the front page that the Seattle Times has available for download.
     
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    Anyone been by the Seattle store site lately to see how it is coming along?
     
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    I stopped by the location a couple of days ago. Peeking in the front windows, I can't see any significant changes from when I was by there a few weeks ago. As far as I can tell, they've not started building out the Seattle store yet.
     
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    From the link DaveD just posted:

    Um, aren't some Roadster owners leaving that weekend for the NEDRA event in Portland? Seems like an unfortunate timing conflict.
     
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    True. We will miss the sneak peak. But we will be back Sunday for the open house.
     

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