Service center

Tesla prepares to open its first service center in West Michigan

KENTWOOD, Mich. – Fans of electric vehicles will be made aware of this news as Tesla is setting up its first vehicle service center in the greater Grand Rapids area.

FOX 17 cameras captured street signs on a building on 29th Street in Kentwood. The automaker moves into the former home of Prestige Imports West Michigan.

According to Kent County Deeds Registry and City of Kentwood records, the building is owned by Sean Properties Michigan LLC and leased to Tesla. The more than half a million dollar property has been undergoing renovations since November, including electrical, HVAC and structural work. Permits for a permanent entrance sign and other improvements were also approved.

Once open, the site will be the first location in West Michigan where Tesla vehicles will be sold. Until January 2020, the automaker was not allowed to sell its vehicles in Michigan due to a law that required the use of franchise dealerships. Tesla directly owns and operates its service centers.

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According to the company’s website, the only locations currently in Michigan are in Troy and Clarkson.

Tesla also operates a tool and die plant in western Michigan, purchasing Riviera Tool in 2015.

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