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Flyte Tyme Studios is officially gone

The Current source.

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We knew this day was coming, and now, it’s here: today, the former Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina is being torn down. Alan Stricklin, a member of our audience and a past Minnesota Public Radio employee, sent photos of the demolition in progress.

It’s the end of an era for a Minnesota music landmark that was the site of recording sessions by artists including Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, and Boyz II Men between 1988 and 2003, when owners Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis moved out to Los Angeles. (The Edina structure was the second home of Flyte Tyme, which was previously based on Nicollet Avenue in South Minneapolis.)

The good news is that the real estate won’t be wasted: the site will become home to a new four-story affordab...ng project that will include outdoor play space for children. The artwork at the new project will include pontillist portraits of B...ic legends created for Flyte Tyme by Ta-coumba Aiken.

There are more pics behind the link.

The building is gone, but the music lives on.

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Reply #1 posted 11/18/20 8:27pm

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Reply #2 posted 11/19/20 12:30pm

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Wahhh :(

Does anyone here have any connections to flyte tyme in LA?
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Reply #3 posted 11/19/20 2:15pm

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A sad reminder that things change, and nothing lasts forever.

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Reply #4 posted 11/19/20 2:35pm

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looby said:

A sad reminder that things change, and nothing lasts forever.



It’s so true, I can imagine studios not being considered prestigious like before. I went to a local one a few times to record music and even that shut down when I recently passed by it
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