Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sense of foreboding

Fresh off of making an ass of himself by exploiting the harrowing experience of a Thai youth soccer team for publicity purposes, Elon Musk is threatening to open a Tesla service center in New Orleans "soon." 
The center, which could be the first of its kind in the Gulf Coast, will come as welcome news to local enthusiasts of the electric-car maker.

Plans for the center have not been formally unveiled, although a demolition permit for the building's interior was issued in April and work is underway at the site, at 2801 Tchoupitoulas St.

The center will include a nearly 16,000-square-foot repair garage and office and an adjacent 30,000-square-foot warehouse, with space for about 70 vehicles, according to plans filed with the city.
That's a pretty appropriate location. If I were going to pick a spot from which to sell $70,000 toys for rich nerds in this city, I think a "haunted lot" where a plantation house once stood is pretty good choice.

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