ST. LOUIS - People living in St. Louis believe the city has lost part of its identity with the sale of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. to Belgium-based InBev SA.
Becky O'Brien of suburban St. Louis was at Tucker's Place restaurant just down the street from the brewery, hours after the sale was finalized Wednesday.
She said people identify Anheuser-Busch, the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium with St. Louis.
She said having Anheuser-Busch under foreign ownership felt like a loss for one of the city's icons. The brewery will keep its North American headquarters in the city.
St. Louis resident Jim Chamberlain says he hopes InBev's ownership will increase Anheuser-Busch's global presence.