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Supercharger Joplin, Missouri

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by mobe, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. mobe

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    I have been iformed by two trusted sources that negotiations are occurring in Joplin, Missouri for a supercharger location at I44 exit number 8 which would be at the site of the former Holiday Inn next to the SAMs club.
    I will post more info as I receive it.
     
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  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Thank you for sharing that! Good news, will make the trip to Tulsa much easier.
     
  3. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Apparently the Hotel Joplin is what _was_ a Holiday Inn.
    Reasonably close to the Interstate. But, as ever with hotels, what's the parking like there?
     
  4. Joel

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    The Holiday Inn off I44 is permanently closed according to Google Maps.

    Google Maps
     
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    Yes, the Hotel Joplin seems to have the same address that the Holiday Inn Joplin had, and Trip Advisor has a comment that it was a Holiday Inn.
     
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    From the satellite photos, it looks like they used to share the swimming pool. Was the Holiday Inn damaged in the tornado and replaced by the Hotel Joplin?
     
  7. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    I presume Holiday Inn just dropped it from their chain and so it became independent. Franchised chains are like that. In my city a Best Western became a Fireside Inn (ME and NH chain) and the Holiday Inn become a Best Western.

    On a related note, it looks like there's some major renovation and it's going to be a Doubletree Hilton. Here's an article last year from around the time of the groundbreaking:
    http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/wally-kennedy-hotel-joplin-conversion-under-way/article_e5a96063-ea84-56b7-8e2c-71ea53fc7a13.html
     
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    I need this one along with the Rolla charger?
     
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    During the photo shoot with our local utility Friday the 10th, representatives from the company stated that they had received the specs for the equipment for the supercharger installation.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Can you clarify? Why were you on a photo shoot with your local utility?
     
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    Photo shoot was for a new vehicle electrification program for the electric company. Since I was working with some of the very people who would know about the supercharger install, I chatted them up about it.
    I would post a couple of photos but when I copy the link to drop box all that posts is the word IMG.
     
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    I changed the "dl=0" at the end of your URL to "raw=1" and dropbox gave me that URL...
     
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    This supercharger can't get built quickly enough. Come on Joplin! And Rolla!
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Empire electric photo shoot. ( drone shots and video not back yet )
     
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    So the site is confirmed? Wondering if this should get a spot on supercharge.info.
     
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    No OFFICIAL confirmation yet.
     
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    Did some more filming today for a show called "Phils Morning Drive", the empire electric folks were there and stated that some equipment has been ordered for a Joplin supercharger.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    @mobe , where are the chargers shown above located?
     
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    These are at Empire Electrics headquarters on Kodiac and 32nd street (highway FF) just east of Joplin near Flying J truck stop off of I44.
     
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