Another luxury car company is coming to the Meatpacking District.
Lucid Motors, which is currently developing an electric vehicle, will rent 3,200 square feet at Showroom 2 Ninth Avenue, according to the Real Deal. Last year, the company announced that it would open a branch in the Meatpacking District, but did not disclose the address at the time.
A Lucid spokesman confirmed that the showroom will open in April, just in time for the $ 169,000 Lucid Air brand to be launched.
The building at the corner of 9th Avenue and Little West 12th Street used to be home to the Bagatelle Restaurant, which was closed due to a pandemic.
Sources for TRD said that Open Realty Randy Willis and Jeremy Ezra of Newmark represented the start-up automaker, while Aurora Capital Associates represented the building’s owner, William Gottlieb Real Estate. The mediator could not be contacted for comment.
Lucid was founded in 2007 by Bernard Tse, former CEO of Tesla, along with Sam Weng, and is supported by investors from China and Silicon Valley. In February, Reuters reported will be published through Michael Klein’s check seller, Churchill Capital IV Corp.
In recent years, there has been an influx of luxury cars in the area. In 2016 Tesla signed the lease for 7,300 square feet at 860 Washington Street. A year later, the luxury brand Hyundai, Genesis, rented 40,000 square feet in Aurora and William Gottlieb’s Solar Carve at 40 10th Avenue.