Town Renamed Bikinis: Restaurant Owner Buys Ghost Town on Craigslist

    July 18, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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Town renamed Bikinis: Doug Guller, the man responsible for creating the bar/restaurant combo Bikinis, recently purchased a ghost town from Craigslist in hopes of transforming the once-abandoned location into a popular tourist destination. In order to lure potential vacationers to the out-of-the-way locale, Guller has changed the town’s name from Bankersmith to Bikinis. That’s definitely a way to raise some interest, so to speak.

“Bikinis, Texas, will be a world-class destination, and I am thrilled to expand the Bikinis brand to include town ownership,” Guller explained. “There can’t be a better way to put Bikinis on the map, literally.” Hey, at least the man has a dream.

Bankersmith, which was established in 1913, was once a railroad stop between the towns of Fredericksburg and Comfort, though the area slowly dried up when people stopped using the Northern Railroad. The town took its original moniker from Temple Doswell Smith, a banker who poured quite a bit of cash into the railroad’s construction. In 1949, there were only 20 residents remaining in Bankersmith. Guller, of course, hopes to turn that around.


How much money did the Bikinis owner spend on Bankersmith? He’s not saying. However, he is anxious to talk about what he has in store for the area, which includes a number of different activities and events. In fact, one is already scheduled to take place this fall. Not surprisingly, you can expect to see one of the restauranteur’s scantily-clad eateries in the town before long. After all, you can’t call the place Bikinis if there aren’t any bikinis to speak of. That would just be silly.

Dan Rogers, president and CEO of the Kendall County Economic Development Corp, hopes that Guller’s endeavor brings folks to nearby Boerne, as well. “It’s another day trip for folks who like to hang out in Boerne,” Rogers explained. “Anything that comes alive like this will certainly be a great opportunity to bring more tourists to Kendall County.”

Unfamiliar with the aforementioned restaurant? Bikinis, which opened its doors in 2001, is a little place where folks can eat food served to them by women wearing next to nothing. If the idea of having a half-naked young woman place delicious dishes on your table sounds like tons of fun, then you should definitely stop by one of the restaurant’s locations. Don’t have a Bikinis Bar & Grill in your area? There’s no need to worry — the United States has several different “breastaurants” to choose from at the moment.


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  • alice

    Well if its right off interstate he has a shot. Otherwise this bar and grill will head west

  • Tom

    I think it is a great idea, most small Texas towns need to get someone to think of ways to get the tourist back. Heck, why don’t you also have your waitress wear string bikinis.

  • 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.

    • The Don

      I googled it, you`re right, a shame!

      • Enyawd

        I live in Fredericksburg..thought it was kinda cool till I saw what you said happened to Maggie..That sux!!!!

  • http://yahoo donnie

    Hot chicks and beer. Too bad the douche-bag had to adorn the place with steeler shit. Just another band wagon jumping moron.

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  • hkinsey

    Just the idea of half naked women sounds like tons of fun. Put that together with good food and a bar and you have Texas Nirvana.

  • joe

    hope doug guller chokes on whatever money he makes after screwing ms maggie out of her place.an as for BBQ boy gets his ass kicked texas style good luck to ms maggie

  • http://yahoo mike

    i think its a great idea but finding enough women that can wear a bikini and look like that.its going to be great for both men and women the guys will go to see the girls in bikini’s and their gals will go to watch that their guys just look no touching.this would be a great kind of idea for the govenment they might be about to pay off the nations debt.

  • Mel

    I think that the “Ghost town” Doesn’t need something like that. It is a lame excuse for men to go and drool at girls. Yall already have enough to look at. I think the bar and grill will close down and not make it. Mark my works. Leave the town alone.