Bevo Mill up for sale

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If you've got the Benjamin`s the Bevo could be yours.

'We`re asking a minimum of $500,000 for this iconic St. Louis structure,' says Maggie Crane, Director of Communications City of St. Louis.  'We`re asking that the new owner or lease holder would be willing to do about a million dollars of improvements to the building.'

Yes, the south St. Louis landmark almost as famous as the Stan the Man statue is for sale.

The spinning structure is celebrating a century this year.

The Don Quixote-like Dutch style mill was built by Adolphus Busch in 1916.

'Mr. Adolphus Busch was no different,' says Crane.  'It was his home that he used between commuting between the brewery and Foulard and Grant`s Farm.  This was the middle ground.'

Legend has it Adolphus wanted a halfway point where he could stop and have a beer on his way home.

If the stonework looks familiar, that`s because it can also found at Grant`s Farm.

Included in that $1.5 million dollar price tag, four banquet hall and a eight room apartment on top the five story structure.

And don't forget the storks on the chimney for good luck.

'We have a request for proposal, an RFP on the street and we`re asking folks would you be willing to either rent it out or lease it from the city of St. Louis to operate as a business or to own it outright and buy it from the city and put a million dollars of improvements or more into it,' says Crane.

Bevo comes from the bohemian word Pivo, which means beer.

But Bevo was non-alcoholic made up of barley, malt, rice, hops, yeast and water.

So there`s some random bar trivia in case you decide to buy the Bevo and give it a whirl.


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