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.”
“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?