Prince's Paisley Park Gets Temporary Permit to Open as Museum

Fans will still get to check out the late icon's home.

October 5, 2016, 9:55 AM

— -- Some relief is in sight for Prince fans who were planning to take part in the tours of his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota this week.

A re-zoning issue had made the scheduled start of tours this Thursday uncertain. However, Paisley Park announced that the local city council issued a temporary permit has been granted by for three dates, including Thursday and Saturday.

"We are hopeful that we can arrange for additional temporary permit dates at Paisley Park, and will keep guests updated as we learn more," it said in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

For now, the tours scheduled for Thursday, Saturday, and Friday, October 14 will go on as planned. Paisley Park will try to accommodate fans with tickets for October 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15 on those dates.

The city council voted Monday night to delay re-zoning the property into a museum, citing potential traffic issues.

Paisley Park also noted in its press release that it's in discussions to host an exhibition of Prince artifacts and wardrobe at the nearby Mall of America that it hopes will open by early next week.

Prince died in his home on April 21. The singer, who was 57, died from an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

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