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St. Louis County, Mo (KSDK) -- The Anheuser-Busch wholesaler for St. Louis County is expanding into the Metro East.

Grey Eagle Distributors bought Illinois Distributing Company, Anheuser-Busch's wholesaler based in Belleville.

Grey Eagle will begin seling beer to retailers in its new territory Monday, which includes St. Clair and Monroe counties and Collinsville and Granite City.

Illinois Distributing had been owned and operated by the Joynt family since Tony Joynt Sr. purchased the company in 1948. Grey Eagle will keep Illinois Distributing Company's operations in Belleville.

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