Published Oct 28, 2016Earlier this week, Prince's lavish Paisley Park estate was officially granted museum status, and after clearing a few hurdles, it reopened today (October 28) to the public. Now the mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, where Paisley Park is located, has declared it "Paisley Park Day" in honour of the event.
"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 [via the Associated Press].
Prince's Paisley Park home and studio had been giving public tours since October 6, but it was operating under a temporary licence following traffic and parking concerns, leading to restricted public access.
But now that Minnesota city council voted to rezone the property as a museum, the facility is allowed to remain open for the foreseeable future, putting on display everything from Prince's custom urn to his recordings studios, stage costumes, awards, instruments, art, cars and the Purple Rain motorcycle.
Prince was found dead of an accidental fentanyl overdose at the Paisley Park complex on April 21.
As previously reported, a greatest-hits package called Prince 4Ever will arrive via NPG Records/Warner Bros. on November 25, while an expanded reissue of Purple Rain is set to arrive early next year.