Prince's Paisley Park Museum Gets Official Approval
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:41:28
Prince's Paisley Park museum has officially gotten approval. Star Tribune reports, "the Chanhassen City Council on Monday signed off on rezoning Prince's recording studio and home on Monday, allowing it to permanently operate as a museum.
"The move to approve the Paisley Park museum — a tourist destination expected to draw 600,000 visitors a year — followed months of deliberation."
The museum is set to be open Thursdays through Sundays beginning this week.
Rolling Stone reports, "Earlier this month, the City Council tabled the request three days before the museum's planned opening, saying they needed more time to study its potential impact on Chanhassen (Paisley Park is expected to attract 600,000 visitors a year). After receiving complaints from traveling fans who could have lost money if the museum didn't open, the Council granted temporary permits that allowed the museum to open for tours on select days."
Chanhassen's Mayor, Denny Laufenburger, said, "I'm happy for the council, I'm happy for the community, I'm happy for the operator... [It's a] big benefit for the community."
Prince passed away this past April at the age of 57. He died at Paisley Park of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. Over the course of his illustrious, 40-year career, Prince released 39 studio albums and 104 singles. Five different songs reached #1 on the Billboard charts. Last year, Prince released two studio albums, HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff