Coming soon to East Coast vacationers: Tesla Stores! According to the New York Post, Tesla plans to open their corporate-owned dealerships this Memorial Day weekend in Mashpee on Cape Cod and East Hampton, New York.
The stores will be on the smaller side for Tesla, each around 1,500 square feet. These aren't pop-up locations catering to summer vacationers — they're permanent stores. Unlike most Tesla Stores, the Cape Cod and Hamptons stores are located in areas that are frequented more by tourists than locals, an important change for Tesla.
Tesla spokeswoman Sonja Koch told the Post that they expect the high foot traffic (err, sandal traffic) during the summer months will help to make up for what's expected to be lighter customer traffic during the winters. The population of Cape Cod swells during an average summer to 500,000 from a permanent dweller count of 200,000, while the 100,000-head population of the Hamptons doubles during the summer.
For those spending Memorial Day in either area, feel free to swing by either store for their opening weekend festivities:
Tesla Store Mashpee Commons
11 Central Square
Mashpee, MA 02649
Tesla Store East Hampton
50 Newton Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937