2225 Downs Drive, Erie 16509. Right by the highway ramps for I-90 and surrounded by amenities on Peach Street. Let's take a look.
UPDATE: This location powered up June 3, 2016. Click for details.
Hilton Garden Inn Erie. There will be eight charger slots at the time of construction. This section of the parking lot is two spaces deep and sources say the cars will somehow "be facing south" when plugged in. Best guess is that Tesla is trying to set this location up to handle a fleet of Model Xs with boats in tow (Hello Lake Erie!) Our "red boxes" could be slightly off, with only half of the charging slots having pull through capabilities (like Rocklin). It's also possible that they could be back to back chargers (like Somerset), or this could also indicate a shift away completely from "curb-locked" Supercharger sites. Only time will tell.
Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center, which includes a Courtyard by Marriott and the Safari Grille. The entire facility is ideal for any road-weary snow birds making their seasonal migration or wedding parties/business meetings full of Tesla owners.
Applebee's and Burger King split the medium and short charging crowd. If you're willing to brave the pedestrian lights on Peach Street, you can also easily walk to our usual stops, Quaker Steak and Lube. Widen your search zone a little more and the world is your oyster: Steak n' Shake, Golden Corral, Krispy Kreme, Texas Roadhouse, Eat n' Park-- they're all accessible by sidewalk. Or you can drive to many more within a mile radius, like our other frequent stop: Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que.
Splash Lagoon, which is owned by the same parent company as the Hilton Garden Inn.
Ambassador Center is owned by Scott Enterprises. They're a huge hospitality company operating in Erie and the region around it. You might have noticed that while checking the restaurant links above-- most of them are operated by Scott Enterprises.
Presque Isle State Park are worth your time and there's lots of other great attractions in Erie. A favorite of ours was touring the Flagship Niagara and enjoying the details and massiveness of Pennsylvania's official flagship. If you stay overnight, consider booking one of our new Supercharger's host hotels.
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