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Plans to open Prince’s Paisley Park as a museum this week postponed

By | Published on Wednesday 5 October 2016


Tomorrow’s opening of Prince’s Paisley Park studio and home as a museum has been postponed, after the local council failed to agree on new parking rules in the surrounding area.

As previously reported, the musician’s estate announced plans in August to open up the 65,000 square foot complex to the public, with guided tours of the studios, private club and concert hall, and the chance to see some of Prince’s personal items.

But according to the Star Tribune, on Monday night Chanhassen City Council voted against a request for changes to local parking rules, saying that they want more time to review the probable effects of the museum on traffic, parking, pedestrian safety and the safety of the public at large. The city’s planning commission last month unanimously voted to make changes to parking regulations around the site, though some local residents voiced concerns.

If you attempt to purchase tickets to the museum now, you are met with a message telling you that “the Chanhassen, Minnesota City Council voted late yesterday to table the measure which would have permitted Paisley Park to open as a museum starting this Thursday, 6 Oct. We will provide more updates soon”.

It is unclear how long it will be before the council reconsiders its decision.