MONTROSE, Ohio — Telsa is expanding throughout Northeast Ohio.
A former Toys ‘R’ Us location in Montrose will soon become the new home to a Tesla service center and charging station.
The building, which was the site of the toy store before it closed in 2018, will be used by Tesla to offer customers “floor diagnostics/service and vehicle charging stations,” according to a project report.
The plan also notes that the company will be investing $750,000 into the property.
“It’s really nice to bring someone into the space and bring life into the area,” said Loudan Klein, economic development director with Copley Township.
Klein said it’s challenging to find a tenant to fill buildings with a large footprint.
“Filling a building of this size with one tenant is really unique and you kind of have to think outside the box.”
He said the building had been sitting vacant with only some retailers using the space seasonally.
Klein said Tesla’s arrival is welcomed news since it not only provides new life to a vacant building, but also brings more opportunities to the area.
“I think it’ll bring people to the community and people will spend some time in the Montrose area and Copley community, said Klein. “And hopefully we can expand our network of EV charging.”
There is no word yet on when Tesla will open its doors at the Montrose location. 3News reached out to Tesla but did not hear back from the company as of Wednesday evening.