St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Billy Busch is upping the ante to buy Grant’s Farm.
Busch’s new offer for Grant’s Farm is about $1.8 million more than the $24.2 million he offered last November, and $1 more than the counter-offer made by the same four siblings who had been trying to sell Grant’s Farm to the St. Louis Zoo. The St. Louis Zoo has previously withdrawn its offer to buy Grant’s Farm.
“It is my goal to buy Grant’s Farm, which our father, August A. “Gussie” Busch Jr., opened to the public in 1954,” Busch said. “I am determined to buy and continue operating Grant’s Farm as a first-class family attraction for the benefit of all St. Louisans for many generations to come.”
Busch said his siblings haven’t responded to his latest offer or his business plan, which he submitted in March.
Busch also said he would match the $8 million offer his four brothers and sisters submitted April 22 through their attorneys to buy the historic Busch Family Mansion and 22 surrounding acres for $8 million. That tract adjoins the 198-acre animal park and historic Bauernhof area of Grant’s Farm.
A trust litigation hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis.