Texas treats Tesla Motors poorly due to its direct sales model, but this is an important market for the electric automaker and that's why Tesla just opened a new gallery in Texas - in NorthPark, Dallas.

And as it turns out, many visitors came by to check out Tesla and the Model S at the store's grand opening. And who knows, maybe more than a few of those will actually go outside of Texas to actually buy one (and then indirectly bring car a registered Model S in from another state).

"Tesla NorthPark brings our revolutionary retail concept to the Dallas area. The Gallery does not sell cars, but serves as a place to educate visitors about our groundbreaking electric vehicles."

Here is a bonus map of Tesla stores, galleries and Tesla Service centers:

Tesla Stores & Galleries plus Tesla Service Centers

Tesla Stores & Galleries plus Tesla Service Centers