ST. LOUIS — It survived the sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev late last year, but the iconic Bevo Mill restaurant in south St. Louis apparently has fallen to the nation's hard times.
Just two months after Anheuser-Busch donated the historic Bevo Mill to a city agency, the owner who leases the restaurant known for its towering Dutch windmill has closed its doors.
The city says finding a new tenant will be a tough sell in this recession.
The restaurant was completed in 1916. August A. Busch Sr. used to entertain business associates at the Flemish-inspired spot and used its Mill Room as his private dining room.
The restaurant is halfway between the brewery and Grant's Farm, which was then Busch's home and is now a family attraction open to the public.