First Tesla Showroom in Connecticut Coming via Clever Loophole
Mohegan Sun, one of the leading entertainment destinations in the United States, is set to enhance its offerings with the opening of a state-of-the-art Tesla Electric Vehicle (EV) Showroom. The Tesla Sales & Delivery Center, a first-of-its-kind venture in Connecticut, will be located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023.
The unique showroom will provide guests with the opportunity to purchase Tesla’s popular models such as the Model Y, Model 3, and Model S. Additionally, visitors will be able to learn more about Tesla’s solar and storage products.
Jeff Hamilton, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun, expressed his excitement about the upcoming showroom. “This endeavor with Tesla marks an electrifying milestone in Mohegan Sun’s commitment to fostering impactful relationships, promoting environmental sustainability and offering cutting-edge experiences for our millions of annual guests, each of which are core goals of Mohegan Sun and the Mohegan Tribe,” he said.
The collaboration between Mohegan Sun and Tesla, the global EV leader, will also extend to workforce development programs. Tesla plans to integrate local talent into these programs, providing Mohegan Tribal members and Mohegan Team Members with opportunities to learn diverse skills and technician training. This could potentially open up exciting career opportunities with Tesla.
The Tesla EV Showroom will be located across from Todd English’s Tuscany, with deliveries taking place nearby at Sky Tower valet. Test drives for popular Tesla models will also be possible around the resort. Upon launch, Momentum Dollars through Mohegan Sun’s loyalty rewards program (Momentum) will be accepted for Tesla purchases.
The Shops at Mohegan Sun is a 130,000-square-foot two-story dining and shopping pavilion that connects Casino of the Sky to Casino of the Earth. It is home to exciting nightlife, award-winning dining and retail locations like COACH, Tommy Bahama, Robert Graham, LIDS and soon, Athleta and Tesla.
This will be the first Tesla showroom in Connecticut, allowing the automaker to bypass direct auto sales laws—by opening up on tribal land. While there’s a Tesla showroom in Milford, customers can’t buy cars there and must pick up vehicles from outside the state. Clever girl.