Tesla has broken ground and started construction of their highly-anticipated Supercharger station in Hollywood. Except this isn’t your ordinary Supercharger station, as it will also be the first to feature a diner and drive-in theater.
The idea for this unique Supercharger station dates back several years. CEO Elon Musk said back in 2021 that a new Supercharger location would be built that would include a 1950s-style diner and a drive-in theater. Musk originally said the station was going to be in Santa Monica, but it actually turned out to be a little further east than that.
The exact location was revealed after the company filed plans with the City of Los Angeles in May 2022 to construct a 28 stall Supercharger and restaurant building at 7001 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
News on the diner went quiet for a while, until August when building permits were finally approved by the City of Los Angeles. Just a few months later and construction has finally started.
When complete the diner will cover two floors and have enough space for 218 restaurant seats. Of those 218 seats, 93 will be on the first floor with 70 seats inside the diner and another 23 outside. The second floor will be mostly outdoor seating (113), with another 12 seats inside the building at a snackbar. The second floor will also hold a 77-seat theater sitting area.
These 77 seats offer an elevated perspective, granting a rooftop view of two large 45-foot-tall LED movie screens. Those screens will be running short movie clips from 7:00am until 11:00pm, while the diner itself will be open 24 hours.