Opening date of Prince’s Paisley Park in question

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CHANHASSEN — The public opening of Prince’s suburban Minneapolis estate and studio complex scheduled for this week could be delayed because the city council hasn’t approved a rezoning request.

That zoning change was set aside by the Chanhassen City Council Monday night following more than three hours of discussion and public comment. Several council members said they needed more time to study the impact of opening Paisley Park as a museum.

Paisley Park tours are scheduled to begin Thursday. It’s not clear when the council will decide on the rezoning request.

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According to a press release, council member Bethany Tjornhom said the community needs time to talk about whether it wants to be a “tourist town” and host an anticipated 600,000 visitors a year.

Prince collapsed and died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl at Paisley Park in April.