Feature Photo: Brownsville will soon be getting a Tesla Service and Delivery Center similar to this one in Corpus Christi. Image: Google Streets.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Brownsville (Cameron County) — A Tesla Service and Delivery Center will be opening in Brownsville by the first quarter of 2021, according to an announcement made Sunday by Mayor Trey Mendez.
The Valley Morning Star and other Rio Grande Valley media reported yesterday that Brownsville would be getting the Valley’s first Tesla electric vehicle service center and showroom.
Connie Miner, retail and redevelopment manager for the city, said the 14,234-square-foot facility would include a 1,925 SF business area and a 1,425 SF showroom, according to the Valley Morning Star.
Alejandro Garza, a commercial real estate broker with ICO Real Estate Advisors, was identified as the local co-broker who worked the deal with Tesla’s national broker, beginning in 2019. There has been a web page on the Tesla site for some time referring to Brownsville as a future “Supercharger” station, the company’s trade name for a service and delivery center.
According to city of Brownsville building permit records, Vision Contractors Inc. obtained a permit on Nov. 18 to build a “Tesla Service and Delivery Center” at 7045 Expressway 77 North Frontage Road (aka Interstate 69).
Construction has begun and the facility is expected to be in operation by late January or early February.
Garza told the Valley Morning Star that Tesla was hoping to find a pre-existing building but options were limited.