Bosses of EB Acquisition Ltd may make a fresh offer for department store group Elder-Beerman Stores Corp after the retailer's chairman said the company would be open to higher bids. In a statement Friday, EB Acquisition said it had noted comments by Elder-Beerman's chairman Steve Mason in The Dayton Daily News where he revealed his board would debate a higher offer but the bidder will have to pay fees of up to $3 million.