Friday, March 20, 2009

Bevo Mill - For Sale or Rent?

Bevo Mill has closed its doors. The property was recently donated to the City by Anheuser Busch, and so, it really belongs to you and me - the city taxpayer.

The building is one of the city's destination landmarks for tourists. Approaching it from Delor on the west is the ultimate in a Scrubby Dutch St. Louis view. So what should happen with it?

Rent for a $1 and offer it to the operators of the Boat House in Forest Park? Convert to an urban Bed and Breakfast? Sell to the highest bidder?

Offer rent free to Schlafly for a southside microbrewery with live music, splitting proceeds with the Bevo community organization to help fund neighborhood improvements?

Something needs to be done to ensure the building lasts another 100 years. How do we make sure it's something good?


Darknight said...

Back in the day, I used to love going to Sunday Brunch Buffet. All-you-can-eat German breakfast. Then I guess they closed and went private? I say bring it back as a German restaraunt.

BevoDude said...

I worked at bevo for almost the last 2 years and they had the sat-sun brunch the whole time. The sales of lately just wasn't enough to pay all the bills and keep it going. They were paying utility bills, etc..before making good on our paychecks..I could go on..

Anonymous said...

Waitress Ashley or April

We are looking for you - miss your friendly smiles and service - are you at another location??? let us know

Betty and Jerry