A tweet sent by Elon Musk four years ago teased a “roller skates and rock restaurant” that would also offer charging stations for Tesla owners and electric vehicles alike.
Tesla Inc. alongside its CEO have now taken steps to put that tweet’s idea closer to reality. Documents were submitted on May 19th to the city of Los Angeles for a Tesla diner that would be open 24 hours a day.
Located at 7001 W. Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, the 9,300-square-foot space includes plans for a drive-in mobile theater and 28 stalls that will offer supercharging stations for electric vehicle owners. Early blueprints reflect a two-story diner with more than 200 seats, both indoors and outside, with the outdoor seats having a direct view of two tall LED movie screens. The diner will also offer food delivery directly to cars parked in the stalls.
An application was filed almost a year ago by Tesla with the U.S. Parent and Trademark Office to trademark a “T” logo for an assortment of restaurant concepts, including self-service and takeout. While it was originally reported to be in Santa Monica, that Supercharger location ultimately opened in February without any branded eating options, putting any speculation to rest.
No further details have been provided or leaked by the company regarding an opening date or menus, and Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The city must first approve any plans for the Hollywood Supercharger Movie Theater Restaurant Drive-In. The design will reportedly feature a futuristic look and would replace an outpost of the family friendly Shakey’s Pizza, which has been a fixture in Los Angeles. The prime location is only three blocks away from actor Danny Trejo’s Trejos Coffee & Donuts, located on an iconic Hollywood corner.
The original concept of Musk’s idea teased an old-school drive-in with workers on roller skates. And, more recently, Musk confirmed that Dogecoin would be an acceptable form of payment.