After a big September where they rolled the first customer-ready R1T off the production line and delivered the first electric trucks to long-time employees, Rivian is preparing for another big milestone in October.
On October 17 the automaker will host a grand opening event for their first Rivian Hub in Venice, California.
The Rivian Hub is located at 660 Venice Blvd, on the same property where author Ray Bradbury lived. According to the company, the Hub was designed as a place for people to come together to create, relax, and learn.
The Venice Hub is comprised of shaded gardens and seating out front, an open-air play space for kids, a library deep in both local and iconic titles and locally made wares, a bright makers’ space stocked with creative materials, and a courtyard area between the site’s two buildings where you can explore an R1T and ask any questions you might have about Rivian’s mission, products and programs. The Venice Hub will also offer a host of workshops focused on useable knowledge (plant a simple organic garden this fall, or learn how to get the most of your visit to a National Park) and discussions about broader concepts such as sustainable energy or permaculture.
According to Rivian, this will be the first of many Hubs to open across North America, with different variations depending on the location. In more remote areas there will be “adventure-oriented” Rivian Outposts.
Rivian has already held a special opening for employees, but will host a public opening on October 17.
Demo vehicles will be onsite for you to check out, but there will be no test drives available.