Tesla has showrooms and service centers in many states now, with many more to come as affordable models hit the road.
Why not just call them "dealerships", do the paperwork, pay the fees, go to the annual dealership party...must be a lot cheaper than going to the Supreme Court or something.
Faceless ownership groups own dealerships now. Dealers now sell "at invoice", offer huge rebates, there are factory incentives and so on. Tesla does not need to take a hit on profits, nor should the price be affected. Tesla can control the entire process.
It would seem there will be an exodus out of upscale malls and out to more traditional, spacious and accessible locations simply because there is more utility in doing that and there will be an ever-decreasing need for the boutique experience to sell Teslas.
And these are perfect spots for much needed city Superchargers. Charge up, wander around the Tesla showroom, maybe look at a used Tesla, or a newer one, upgrades, gear...all that. Better than having owners run off to some mall to spend their money.
I see dealerships, run the Tesla way, as a big advantage, not a problem to be avoided.