Tesla said it wanted to open a store in Grand Rapids, but its application was denied late last week. Following a hearing earlier this month, a Secretary of State spokeswoman told USAToday that, "The license was denied because state law explicitly requires a dealer to have a bona fide contract with an auto manufacturer to sell its vehicles. Tesla has told the department it does not have one, and cannot comply with that requirement."
Tesla is actively fighting against laws prohibiting its direct sales model in a number of states (see also Utah and Virginia, for example). We'd be tremendously surprised if this ends Tesla's attempt to sell its vehicles through its own stores in Michigan. When the next salvo is fired, we'll let you know.