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BartVanHemelen

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New article on the Prince store in Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

https://www.seattletimes....sota-life/

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This is a reprint of the Star Tribune article: http://www.startribune.co...556690022/ (but that one is likely behind a pay wall.)

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Prince store in airport gives travelers a glimpse at superstar’s Minnesota life

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Last month, an entrepreneur working with the licenser of Prince’s estate opened a shop in Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. And on Monday, more than 50 passengers gathered at its grand opening despite long delays in security lines.

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The store is the brainchild of Pady Regnier, Isabella Rhawie and reps from Bravado, Prince’s licensee.

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Regnier, CEO of Airport Retail Group, which operates nine stores at MSP, and Rhawie, retail manager of concessions for Metropolitan Airports Commission, originally conceived a pop-up store of Prince items for the Super Bowl and other events last year. They met with Bravado, the merchandising arm of various rock bands, and other people associated with the Prince estate before deciding on a permanent store.

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Regnier thinks Prince is the rare artist whose legacy can support an airport retail store. “Prince loved Minnesota and fans worldwide loved him,” she said. “We’ve heard of people changing their flights with an MSP connection just to visit the store.”

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It’s only been six weeks since the Prince store opened, but sales are 40% ahead of plan so far, Regnier said.

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Germaine Grueneberg, director of merchandising at the Airport Retail Group, said the store is set up as a chronology of Prince’s life. Three sections include Uptown, Purple Rain and Paisley Park. Merchandise prices range from $5 to $250.

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Click the link for the full article.

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Previous thread: https://prince.org/msg/7/459791

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Another link to the article: https://www.inforum.com/b...esota-life

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Looks like the article is sent out via https://tribunecontentage...s-service/ , so there'll likely be reprints all over the place in the upcoming days.

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[Edited 8/22/19 8:40am]

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Reply #2 posted 08/22/19 2:33pm

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Bart hate to say it but this was already posted on the Startribune site a few days ago so I don't see what the advantage of reading it in the Seattle times is if its the same article.

Can you imagine the outcry you'd give if someone else posted an article a few days late?!


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