Tesla Motors is moving ahead with plans to sell its electric cars from a high-end retail development downtown.
The automaker yesterday received a permit to build a showroom at 909 H St. NW, according to D.C. government records. The roughly 3,300-square-foot space is part of CityCenterDC, home to Gucci, Louis Vuitton and other luxury shops.
It wasn’t clear when the showroom would open and whether Tesla’s storefront at 1050 K St. NW would close.
A Tesla representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company has had plans to open in CityCenterDC since at least last year. D.C. Zoning Administrator Matthew Le Grant signed off on Tesla’s proposed showroom in December, according to the Washington Business Journal.
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