Music News: Paisley Park gets OK to sell alcohol during Super Bowl week


The NPG Records room inside Paisley Park.
A psychadelic projection reflects off a heart shaped mirror in the NPG Records room inside Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (Evan Frost | MPR News)

The City of Chanhassen has approved a request for Paisley Park to be allowed to sell alcohol at events surrounding the Super Bowl, during the period spanning Jan. 29 through Feb. 5. "A maximum of 1,000 nightly guests will be able to imbibe at various Paisley events between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. during those dates, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the city of Chanhassen," notes City Pages.

Some fans have expressed disappointment with the venue's decision to sell alcohol, given that Prince, as a Jehovah's Witness, abstained from alcohol during the later part of his life; and alcohol hasn't been part of public events at Paisley in recent years. Paisley Park's current management has not commented on the matter.

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