Tesla’s First Michigan Stand-Alone Gallery Store Opens

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 16

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Typical Tesla store showroom

That was fast! Tesla’s all-new stand-alone gallery store in Troy, Michigan is now officially open.

As we previously reported, Tesla had opened a small boutique/showroom inside of a Nordstrom store during the holidays last year. It was more like a closet than a store, however, we learned that the automaker had plans to open a stand-alone store outside the mall at a later date. Just three weeks ago we reported that the store was underway and set to open soon.

The new store is located in the high-rent Somerset Collection Mall on Big Beaver Road in Troy, Michigan. Unlike the small room that Tesla inhabited inside of Nordstrom (that barely fit a Model X), this is a full-scale building situated in a strip mall area. The Detroit News wrote:

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The new store will also display Tesla Energy products like the Powerwall, solar roof, and solar panels

“Think of it as an Apple store — except with cars.”

In fact, it’s located right next door an Apple Store. On the other side of Tesla’s new 2,200-square-foot gallery is a Macy’s. For now, the store will showcase a Model S and X. Hopefully, we’ll get a Model 3 in there at some point. It also displays the company’s solar and battery storage products. A company spokesperson shared:

“We are excited to expand our presence in Michigan in order to educate consumers about the benefits of Tesla’s vehicles in a fun and engaging environment. Tesla’s new gallery at the Somerset Mall allows anyone interested in Tesla, including the thousands of Model 3 reservation holders in Michigan, to learn about our technology.”

Unfortunately, the laws have yet to change in Michigan, but recent forward progress shows promise. The Silicon Valley automaker still can’t sell its vehicles in the state. The automaker can’t even speak to prices or offer test drives. Orders must be placed online, and according to The Detroit News, this is also true for the company’s energy products. A Tesla spokesperson elaborated:

“It’s unfortunate that Michigan law takes away rights from consumers in order to protect local car dealers. Tesla continues to fight against that law so that Michigan consumers can enjoy the freedom to buy cars as they wish.”

The Detroit News points out that buyers can take delivery at neighboring states’ stores, including those in Cleveland or Chicago. Cars will be serviced via the automaker’s mobile repair service. Otherwise, a trip to Illinois or Ohio would be necessary.

Once we enjoy an opportunity to personally visit the new Tesla store in Michigan, we will share more information and photos.

Source: The Detroit News

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16 responses to "Tesla’s First Michigan Stand-Alone Gallery Store Opens"

  1. WadeTyhon says:

    Really? It’s in Troy, Michigan?

    Heh… Surely their decision of Troy, Michigan was intentional.

    A true Trojan horse if there was any.

    1. Kdawg says:

      If you want to know how to Big Beaver Rd, you take exit 69.

      https://image.ibb.co/gDaov6/bbr.jpg

      1. Kdawg says:

        * get to

  2. L'amata says:

    Now that Tesla is Suing them , they’re are showing some co-operation to hide their Guilt. All Michigan BIG auto Paid Politicians Scams and under handedness will come to light. Tesla will get what is rightfully due to them Plus Damages & More ….

  3. Serial anti tesla troll thomas says:

    Means stand alone gallery store that I stand alone in the store because there is no Tesla (M3)? 😂😂😂

    1. James says:

      That could be the lamest anti-Tesla troll remark in history!

      No – well, there have been other whoppers, true. Yesterday, Bro 1999 was misquoting Elon Musk’s memo to employees and labeling him a racist.

      Maybe bro’s efforts take the cake. This one falls more on the humor side of ridiculous.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        “That could be the lamest anti-Tesla troll remark in history!”

        I don’t think it’s fair to compare a real Tesla hating troll, like Bro1999, to someone (“Serial anti tesla troll thomas”) who appears to be merely satirizing the idiotic things that actual Tesla hating trolls say. Real trolls don’t label themselves as such!

  4. James says:

    The inclusion of a Model 3 in that showroom would draw a lot of attention and foot traffic.

    Libertarians unite! Consumers should be free in these United States to buy a car however they see fit, from whomever they see fit.

    As in all the states where politicians bought off for decades by auto dealer associations are blocking Tesla – there is no conflict of interest at issue since Tesla does not employ a franchise dealer model anywhere, nor in Michigan.

    I fail to see how lawyers are winning these cases for the OEMs/dealerships balanced upon that simple fact. Their argument is without merit.

    Thus the only answer is corruption and payoffs at the highest levels of state government. Citizens of Michigan should be outraged.

  5. pjwood1 says:

    Emails. We want the emails.

    1. MikeM says:

      But what about Benghazi? Huh? Huh?

  6. ffbj says:

    Model 3 stash:

  7. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    Tesla can’t even sell its solar roof tiles or PowerWall power packs in their Michigan store?

    Wow! is that taking protectionism to the max!
    Clearly the Michigan legislature is opposed to a “free market”. 👿

    1. Mister G says:

      WHAT??? but they are republicans lol

  8. EVShopper says:

    Couldn’t they have a bank of web terminals for people to make their own orders?

  9. EVShopper says:

    can it really be called a store if they don’t sell anything?

    1. Unplugged says:

      They called Radio Shack a store.

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