Official Prince Store Opens At Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
The Prince Estate, in partnership with Bravado International and Airport Retail Group LLC, has opened an official retail storefront celebrating the Minnesota icon, Prince. Located at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Lindberg Terminal, the store features distinct officially authorized merchandise and collectibles, including apparel, music (CD/vinyl), books, accessories, art prints, and posters. The store acts as a gateway to Prince’s legendary creative sanctuary, Paisley Park, located a short drive from the airport in Chanhassen, MN. Airport visitors can learn about the Paisley Park museum experience and purchase tickets to visit the museum directly within the airport store.
As a multifaceted artist and performer, Prince’s music continues to inspire millions around the world. The new airport store location provides a unique opportunity to shine a light on Prince’s remarkable cultural contributions. It hs become a “must-stop” for both existing and new fans as they journey through Minnesota.
Our official opening event was August 19, 2019 featuring DJ Dudley D, a resident DJ for Prince at Paisley Park. DJ Dudley D started DJ’ing for Prince at Paisley Park in 1997 and toured the world with him in 2001-2002 and has spun hundreds of after-parties for 20 years.
“It has been incredible hearing the personal stories of how Prince meant so much to so many people,” stated Garrett Purdy, Prince Store manager. “We’ve had visitors who heard about the store and changed their flight from LA to Boston so that it would connect through MSP – just to visit the store. Additionally, some have purchased flights simply to experience the store, only to turn around and fly home,” Purdy added.