Updated 1:00 p.m. March 4 with Zoo's offer withdrawn:
The St. Louis Zoo’s plan to buy Grant’s Farm from a Busch family trust has fallen through. In a statement the Zoo says it’s withdrawn its conditional offer of about $30 million citing a legal dispute among the six heirs of the late beer baron Gussie Busch. Four of the six siblings have wanted to release the land from the trust, but Billy Busch is fighting to keep it in the family. Earlier this week, he unveiled a five-year plan to acquire and develop the family-attraction with a small theater, and brewery. A St. Louis Circuit Court hearing regarding the sale is scheduled for March 28.
Original article March 2:
A prominent member of the Busch family is providing more details about his plans for Grant's Farm. Billy Busch is trying to acquire the St. Louis County attraction and has unveiled a five-year business plan that calls for a small theater, brewery and continued free admission.