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    New Tesla Store Opening in Rhode Island Up in the Air
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    Plans for a new Tesla store in Rhode Island have been put on hold indefinitely.

    The electric car manufacturer had received permission to open a store at a former Hyundai dealership in Warwick, and the city's former mayor said in January that the store would open in the spring.

    A spokesman for current Mayor Joseph Solomon told the Providence Journal Thursday that Tesla "will not be coming to Warwick at this time."

    It is unclear if Tesla will open a store at another location, or if it will open a store in the state at all.

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    The company has declined to comment.

    Tesla faced a hurdle coming to the state, as it sells cars directly from the company and state law prohibits manufacturers from selling without using a dealership.

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