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Tesla looks to sell cars at Natick Mall - Current situation not working

Discussion in 'New England' started by aronth5, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. aronth5

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    Interesting.
     
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    Looks like we need to be at the April 24th selectmens meeting. Deja Vu?
     
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    Count me in (future owner)
     
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    Please post meeting info - I will try to be there if available.
     
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    Veeeerrrrryyyy interesting.

    I don't know how they'll weasel this next step without acting as an MA car dealer. Still, I hope they can get it changed. The court judgment suggested it's possible.

    The negative to this is an implication that they need to change it to increase reservations.

    I guess they could adjust the zoning to allow a limited number of vehicles and the ability to take a "deposit". That would be fair to car dealerships who'd have the opportunity to copy Tesla's model, at least via temporary promotions.
     
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    Please keep me in the loop as town hall is about a mile from my house!
     
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    Thanks, aronth5. I was looking unsuccessfully on their site for an upcoming agenda or information about the Planning Board meetings. But a quick review of some of the past agendas shows that meetings generally start at 7:30pm at the Natick Town Hall.
     
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    And generally they start late and run late...
     
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    Is there a visible spot to park our Teslas if we are able to attend? That might make a bigger statement than our presence in the room.

    No chargers near the Town Hall according to Plugshare.
     
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    You can attempt to get there early and park right in front of the building or across the street.
    There is a side parking lot...

    /Ed
     
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    I just stopped by the hearing - it hasn't started - and I couldn't stay long. Hope it goes well!
    We gawked at my the MS parked outside - looks exactly like the one I have comijg soon :D
     
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    I couldn't make it due to family commitments. Hope it went well.
     
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    They are meeting again May 8th...hopefully things go a bit better then...
     
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    Did they go badly last night?
     
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    Badly is not the right way to frame it. It is very complex situation.
    It is complicated by zoning laws (planning board), licensing (selectmen) and dealer franchising (DA, state laws).
     
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    #19 Robert.Boston, Apr 29, 2013
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    Ah, nothing like a bold politician.
     
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    At least the Planning Board Chairman seems supportive:

    Planning Board Chairman Andrew Meyer said Tesla is not proposing much different than what planners approved last year.

    Meyer said it is not detrimental to the area if other car companies pursue a similar concept as Tesla.

    "From a consumer standpoint, I’m in favor of it," he said. "From a planning standpoint, I’m comfortable with it."
     

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