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Prince museum opening curtailed

dpa logodpa 5/10/2016

Concerns over crowds and parking have delayed the opening of a museum dedicated to late music superstar Prince.

The opening of a museum dedicated to late music superstar Prince , set for Thursday, has stalled over a conflict with the small Minnesota town where he lived, according to local media reports.

The Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen in the mid-western US state of Minnesota has not yet issued a permit for the museum at Paisley Park, Prince's longtime residence and recording studio compound, because of concerns over crowds and parking, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Council member Bethany Tjornhorn told the newspaper the town of 24,000 needs time to discuss whether it wants to be a "tourist town." Managers expect as many as 2,000 visitors to Paisley Park per day, according to a published business plan.

The museum will instead open under a temporary permit on Thursday as well as on October 8 and 14. The town council is expected to make a final decision on the museum's future by December.

Tickets for opening day were still available on the Paisley Park website for about 50 dollars.

Prince was found dead of an accidental overdose of painkillers at Paisley Park April 21.

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