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Supercharger - Tampa, FL

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Cottonwood, Jul 31, 2014.

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  1. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Great news!
     
  4. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    It will actually be in Regency Square. See pictures in that thread.
     
  5. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Yes Ron, it's not at the La Quinta Inn. The Notice of Commencement was granted to Regency Centers. La Qunita is not on Regency Center's property (Regency Square Mall). The official address of the lot that the Supercharger Station will be on is 2407 West Brandon Blvd. In all likihood the Supercharger address will be in the 2400 block of West Brandon Blvd.

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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    How close is that to the La Quinta?
     
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  8. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Sorry for the error.

    The La Quinta is about 0.3 miles, two blocks, or two furlongs from the actual construction site, on a southeasterly heading.

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  9. Larry Chanin

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    No problem.

    Yes, .3 miles as the crow flies.

    Google maps on my phone puts it at .4 miles and an 8 minute walk along Grand Regency Blvd.

    I think that La Quinta is close enough to consider it a sort of an overnight "Destination Charging" location. However, if I chose to stay there overnight I would see no reason to actually walk to the Superchargers. I would just leave the car overnight at the hotel and in the morning just drive to the Superchargers to top off.

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    #10 FLDarren, Aug 4, 2014
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    Just got back from visiting the supercharger location. I met with one of the contractors and we talked for awhile. Very nice guy. Turns out he lives about 10 minutes from me. I pulled in and he came up to my car before I was ready to get out. He said he'd seen my car once. It was the lighted T he remembered. He also said he'd seen Btrflyl8e's blue S as well. Very small world. I was told the cabinet will be moved away from the road and closer to the charging stalls. The cabinet surrounding is going to be wood and painted tan to match the plaza per the plaza owner's request. Electricians are supposed to be there within a couple of days to start digging trenches and laying pipes. Estimated completion is 4 weeks. We will have to be careful exiting. The contractor told me he's already seen 3 accidents in as many days. 2 on the west exit and 1 on the east. In the time we were talking, nearly every car seems like they were going too fast. Hey Larry, he said he's already spoken to you on the phone. This guy was shocked at how many Teslas have stopped by and how fast information spread among us Tesla owners.
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  11. LoL Rick

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    Yes, surprising how many owners stop by there. I went on Saturday night since I was in the neighborhood. :)
    There was a Sheriff's car parked in the construction zone so I just cruised by and didn't stop. Even at 9:00 pm it's surprising how busy that place is. I used the east exit by the Kobe steakhouse rather than risk getting hit by an inattentive driver at the main entrance.
     
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    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    I just realized that on our way home, assuming Tampa is complete by September I can skip Port Orange and come home through Ocala, avoiding Orlando traffic. St Augustine to Tampa via Ocala ,184 miles.
     
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    Hey Darren, thank you for your great pictures and info
    On our new super stop.
     
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    Great pics and nice update! That's a very convenient location for me but definitely super busy with a lot of traffic. Looking forward to charging up while catching a flick after I (fingers crossed) take delivery later this month.
     
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    Dan-I, I hope you are not planning to plug into a Supercharger to charge and disappear for 2 plus hours to watch a movie.
     
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    Some images from an ATL FB member. He uploaded them on 8/9.

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    Great pics. Glad to see it well underway.
     
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    I've heard that this location is close to completion and may be operational. Anyone in the area to check it out? Thanks.
     

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