Public opening of Prince’s Paisley Park home may be delayed

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests they came to the superstar illegally. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests they came to the superstar illegally. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — 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, Oct. 6. It’s not clear when the council will decide on the rezoning request.

The Star Tribune reports that 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 died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl at Paisley Park in April.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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