Tesla is on the brink of unveiling a pioneering concept in Los Angeles: a 24-hour diner and drive-in cinema, uniquely integrated with a Supercharging station. This venue will offer drivers a novel experience by showcasing iconic movie scenes on a large screen, providing entertainment while their electric vehicles recharge.
In a bold fusion of retro charm and futuristic technology, Hollywood is set to welcome a groundbreaking venture by Tesla. Imagine stepping back in time to the 1950s, with classic drive-in vibes, complete with roller skates and rock ‘n’ roll, but with a modern twist: electric vehicle charging stations.
Nestled at 7001 West Santa Monica Boulevard, this innovative project was first hinted at by Elon Musk six years ago. It’s not just any diner; it’s a visionary blend of a 1950s-style diner, a drive-in movie theater, and a Supercharger station, equipped with 32 charging stalls. This isn’t just a one-off; it could potentially mark the beginning of a nationwide chain of such establishments, a fresh retail concept combining dining and charging.
This Tesla diner isn’t alone in its pursuit of combining good food with EV charging. Other major food chains are already jumping on the bandwagon, adding EV chargers to their amenities. But Tesla’s venture stands out with its unique thematic approach and comprehensive facilities.
Originally slated for Santa Monica, the plan shifted to the iconic Route 66 location in Hollywood, taking over a site that once housed a Shakey’s Pizza. The design is ambitious: a two-story restaurant, flanked by movie screens, a rooftop bar, and a carhop service delivering pre-ordered meals right to your car.
As this exciting concept takes shape, one can’t help but wonder about its eventual name and whether Tesla will replicate this innovative model elsewhere. This is more than just a dining experience; it’s a glimpse into a future where nostalgia and innovation coalesce seamlessly.
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”