Elon Musk’s Tesla has reportedly received approval to move forward with plans to build an all-night diner and drive-in movie theater in Hollywood.
The 1950s-style drive-in complex will serve as an all-night Tesla Supercharger station with 32 stalls, along with more traditional trappings, including a pair of giant movie screens that will show clips from classic movies and a restaurant with rooftop seating.
Tesla is currently planning to build the themed diner in Hollywood on W. Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the report. Musk had originally planned to place it in Santa Monica.
The most recent round of approvals was related to the initial grading inspection for Tesla’s planned complex, according to the site. Tesla had earlier received approval to build walls and movie screens in July.
Tesla provided the public with a sneak peek of its plans when it shared an official rendering during the company’s 2023 investor day last March. The presentation slide was titled, “Can’t forget to do cool s—t.”
Musk has personally teased his concept for a Tesla drive-in for years on social media.
In 2018, Musk said he was “gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA.”
Tesla has a network of more than 17,000 Supercharger stations in the US, including locations in all 50 states.
The diner will join a long list of novelty creations by Tesla, which often branches out beyond its purview of building electric vehicles.
Source: NYPost Technology