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Tesla to build new collision center near Dublin

Tesla to Build New Collision Center

Tesla Inc. plans to build a new collision center near Dublin.

According to property records and permits filed with the city of Columbus, the electric automaker will turn the former Value City Furniture store at 5600 Britton Parkway into the facility.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has not responded to questions about its plans, what attracted it to the site or when it expects to open the new facility.

KDP Dayton LLC, a Tesla affiliate that owns other Tesla properties in the state, acquired the 6.3-acre site this month for $8.1 million, according to Franklin County property records.

The building is 91,000 square feet, according to those records.

Tesla has filed for and received approval for several building permits related to the project.

Some of the immediate work on the building includes removing all existing walls, ceilings, electrical circuits, plumbing fixtures and mechanical ductwork to create a shell building prior to converting the space into the collision center. It also plans to remove the awnings and some decorative exterior fixtures.

The site, which is in Columbus but nestled between Dublin and Hilliard, will be the second in Central Ohio for the popular brand.

Tesla has a showroom and service center at 4099 Easton Loop West.

The company opened its first Columbus showroom at a different location at Easton Town Center, which since has become the Shake Shack.

It also had a separate service center on Morse Road. Those two operations were combined into the 4099 Easton Loop facility, which opened in 2019 in a 36,000-square-foot space previously occupied by HH Gregg Fine Lines.

Gilli Zofan, Andrew White and Samantha Starkoff of Colliers represented the seller.

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Andrew obtained his Bachelor of Arts at The Ohio State University. Most recently Andrew was a broker at the Gilbert Group before joining Colliers. His main focus was landlord representation of local and institutional owners, tenant representation of retailers and restaurants, site identification for tenant expansion and site identification for development/redevelopment opportunities.

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