“Prince Rogers Nelson Way” Approved by Minneapolis Planning Commission for Street Renaming


The Minneapolis City Planning Commission is moving forward with a proposal to rename part of First Avenue in honor of international icon, Prince.

The commission unanimously approved the Downtown Council’s request last night to add a commemorative street sign along First Avenue between 7th and 8th Street reading Prince Rogers Nelson Way.

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The avenue runs along the front of First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry, the club Prince launched to fame with the iconic movie and album Purple Rain.

The city council must give final approval for the renaming of the street. It is expected to pass.

Prince died suddenly in April 2016 after an accidental opioid overdose at age 57. Throughout his career, Prince released over 40 albums.

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