Tesla moves to the Meatpacking district, joining Google and Apple in fashionable NYC locale
Tesla Inc. has moved to the Meatpacking District, opening the doors to its new New York showroom on Friday.
Tesla’s TSLA, -0.34% previous NYC location was in nearby Chelsea. The new 10,900-square-foot showroom affords more space for the company’s vehicles, including the Model X SUV, which was one of the cars on display Thursday afternoon, as well as a display for Tesla’s solar energy products.
The Model 3, which starts at $ 35,000, will be available at the new showroom in the coming weeks, the company said.
The new location will also have engineers on hand to talk about the company’s energy products.
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The Meatpacking District, once a neighborhood filled with high-end apparel boutiques like Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, has become a hub for technology companies as many storefronts have shuttered. Samsung 837 005930, +0.12% , a “living lab and digital playground” is just blocks away, as is Google Inc.’s GOOG, +0.82% GOOGL, +0.58% office building and an Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.03% store location.
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Many people get around New York on buses, subways and other forms of mass transit. But the location positions Tesla in an influential place, according to the company.
Tesla recently launched Superchargers in city centers, giving those in the New York area access to two charging stations in Manhattan with nine more coming.
Tesla has 300 showrooms globally.
Tesla shares are up more than 70% for the last year while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.41% is up 17.7% for the period.