Mayor declares ‘Paisley Park Day’ as Prince museum reopens
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince’s Paisley Park studio complex and home reopened permanently Friday as a museum honoring his musical legacy, and the mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen declared it “Paisley Park Day” in celebration.
The Chanhassen City Council earlier this month put the brakes on Paisley Park’s planned Oct. 6 opening, citing concerns over traffic and parking.
Only a limited number of tours were allowed under a temporary permit, disappointing fans who had already made travel plans.
But the council signed off on the museum’s rezoning request Monday after steps were taken to address traffic issues, allowing the gates to reopen Friday.
“Prince was known to love all, and today we welcome the world to our city while extending an open invitation for fans to visit Chanhassen and this beautiful music landmark,” read the proclamation from Mayor Denny Laufenburger.
Visitors to the museum can see the studios where he recorded his hits, his guitars, “Purple Rain” motorcycle, costumes, awards and other memorabilia.