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Iconic Bevo Mill closes its doors

Friday, March 20, 2009 | 3:38 p.m. CDT

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.

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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.

 


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