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TESLA'S NEWEST SHOWROOM OPENING ON VAN NESS THIS SUMMER

A Tesla showroom is opening in San Francisco -- just as demand for the company's latest Model 3 electric sedan booms.

A Tesla Motors spokesperson said the Palo Alto-based electric car maker plans to open a "sales and service center" in the city. She wasn't able to confirm an opening date, but signs plastered on the former Bentley building at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and O'Farrell Street say "Opening Soon" and "Summer 2016."

Bentley and Lamborghini moved their car dealerships next door into the Maybeck building earlier this year. Then, about a week ago Tesla signs went up on the old dealership's street level windows at 999 Van Ness Ave., according to a security guard who works across the street.

At the bottom of one window there's an email address to ask about "career opportunities" with billionaire Elon Musk's company.

The SF showroom will join other Bay Area locations in Palo Alto, Burlingame, Walnut Creek, Dublin and San Jose.

Credit: Sasha Lekach

Link: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Tesla-electric-car-showroom-Van-Ness-SF-7390901.php#photo-9937819

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