Got a sneak peek inside the Chicago dealership today...
Met with the owners today who are really cool people and are in charge of Tesla sales for the midwest. I can say that the dealership build out is definitely progressing as there has been more activity since last time I looked.
The word is that its going to be open in the next month or so and its going to be a more 'organic' look than the shiny west coast showrooms. (think brick with huge loft ceilings with beautiful old wooden beams... it should look pretty cool.)
I also got to take a quick look at a roadster up close and was impressed. From an engineering perspective the roadster actually has alot of really interesting stuff going on that in my opinion shoud probably be promoted more. For instance I was surprised to see alot of locking mil-spec connectors used throughout the vehicle which you dont normally see outside of race cars. Those kinds of things should be related to prospective buyers so they understand what level of sophistication they are buying... At any rate it wa just a quick look so Ill write up a more detailed assessment of the roadster when I can get more time with one.