Paisley Park, Prince’s one-time home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, opened itself up to the public after the recording artist’s passing last year. It currently functions as a museum and a memorial to Prince offering daily tours, though it also hosts public events. One of those events will be a Super Bowl party, and Page Six notes that the museum’s operators are seeking a special permit so they can serve alcohol. The request has irked some, who note that Prince never allowed alcohol to be served during public events at Paisley Park. He also forbid meat and cellphones from the premises.
“Let’s be clear, the City Council has the responsibility to make the best decision for the city of Chanhassen,” says the city’s mayor, Denny Laufenberger. “We’re concerned about public safety. We’re concerned about responsible distribution of alcohol. We’re concerned about Paisley Park respecting the ordinance that is in place.”
Whether or not the decision to serve alcohol is an affront to the musician’s legacy is an individual decision, and not one with which the city is concerned. A decision is set to be made on December 11th, though they’re accepting public input in the meantime.
Prince fans, meanwhile, have taken to voicing their displeasure on Twitter.