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Bikinis, Texas: Restaurant Owner Changes Name Of Bankersmith to Bikinis


The town of Bankersmith is pretty much a ghost town. But soon it will be full of women in bikinis, which entrepreneur Doug Guller hopes will bring in the crowds. Guller, who owns Bikinis Bar & Grill recently purchased the small town and renamed it Bikinis, Texas.

Guller is hoping to turn the town into a “world-class destination.”

Guller writes:

“Bikinis, Texas, will be a world-class destination, and I am thrilled to expand the Bikinis brand to include town ownership… There can’t be a better way to put Bikinis on the map, literally.”

Guller didn’t say how much he purchased the town for or who he bought it from. Guller did disclose, however, that he made the purchase after seeing an ad on Craigslist.

According to the Statesman, Bankersmith, now Bikinis, Texas, is located 29 miles north of Boerne and 10 miles south of Fredericksburg. The town was founded in 1913. In 1949 Bankersmith had just 20 residents. Today, it has none.

Guller said that he plans to hold regular events in the town of Bikinis, Texas, with the first one coming this fall.


Dan Rogers, president and CEO of the Kendall County Economic Development Corp., said that Bikinis will be good for Texas tourism.

“It’s another day trip for folks who like to hang out in Boerne. Anything that comes alive like this will certainly be a great opportunity to bring more tourists to Kendall County.”

What do you think of Bikinis, Texas? Will this be the hot new tourist destination in Texas?

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8 Responses to “Bikinis, Texas: Restaurant Owner Changes Name Of Bankersmith to Bikinis”

  1. Daniel Burney

    OK, blue jean shorts is not part of a bikini! The girls At Bikinis bar n grill don't wear bikinis anymore! The name is Bikinis, they should wear bikinis!

  2. Mike Murphy

    My friend Maggie Montgomery made Bankersmith a destination by living there for fifteen years, creating a venue in the middle of nowhere, complete with house concerts, BBQ and Sunday jams. She was evicted from Bankersmith yesterday so the bikers could take over what she created. Somehow, that got left out of the story….her son, Monte Montgomery, held concerts and reunions of his Montiacs there several times a year. The BBQ guy is the one who sold her out to Doug Guller. There is no justice. There was no 'long abandoned' town. It was full of life and laughter and beer, and it was Maggie's home.

  3. Cindy Carroll

    Sad!!! would much rather go there to hear Monte Montgomery and pals. Sorry Maggie lost her home. I go to Fredericksburg/Luckenbach area all the time, will not be making a stop at Bikinis, TX.

  4. Yvonne Matteson Butler

    Sounds like another Hooters…unoriginal idea.

  5. Tracy Merz

    I picked peppers when i was a kid there and hauled hay, dont think Grapetown folks are gunna like it, should of tied it to Luckenbach instead

  6. Gary Lee Cox

    All the girls and bikinis of the world cant do for that town what little Maggie Montgomery did!!!! Long live bankersmith and long live Maggie!

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