Tesla’s Diner and Drive-In Theater Supercharger, an idea that CEO Elon Musk tweeted about in early 2018, is one step closer to becoming a reality. Over five years later, Tesla has received permit approval from the LA Department of Building and Safety to build the station on Santa Monica Boulevard just east of La Brea, according to Teslarati, at the site of a closed former Shakey’s Pizza.
According to Parametric Architecture, the development will have 32 Supercharger stalls, a rooftop space with tables and seats, a restaurant, and two film screens that will run clips from popular movies, though it remains unclear when the property will actually open to the public. It’s also still very possible that the development never actually gets built at all, considering Musk’s reputation for delays, changes, and simply saying that he’ll do stuff that he’s probably not actually allowed to do.
Tartine continues expansion path
Downward dog with a bunch of pups
Downtown LA restaurant Abernethy’s is hosting a free puppy yoga class on Sunday, September 10 to celebrate a new, dog-friendly food menu. The class will be from 1 to 2 p.m., and there will be a happy hour with beers, hard seltzers, sangria, and snacks, plus a yoga class with plenty of adoptable dogs. More details can be found on Abernethy’s Instagram page.
A meal with plenty of mezcal
Chef Ray Garcia’s Asterid is hosting a four-course dinner with Mal Bien Mezcal on Thursday, September 21. Tickets are $120 per person and include a welcome cocktail plus mezcal pours to pair with the meal.
Another new spot opens in Downtown’s Level 8
The latest opening to join the Level 8 space in Downtown LA is Golden Hour, a rooftop carousel bar and pool deck featuring cocktails and mocktails from beverage director Devon Espinosa, plus design from Mark and Jonnie Houston, Lightstone Design Studio, Undisclosable, and Basile Studio. Golden Hour joins spaces like Mr. Wanderlust, Lucky Mizu, Que Barbaro, Maison Kasai, and Mother of Pearl, with more openings to come.