Bankersmith, Texas, a ghost town, has been purchased by Doug Guller, the owner of the Austin based Bikinis sports bar chain. Bankersmith had fallen on hard times in 1930 when its population dipped to around 10.
This stands in stark contrast to its heyday back in the roaring 20s when nigh onto fifty people called the little community home. That’s all about to change. Guller’s going to oversee a renaissance of the once bustling village saying “Bikinis, Texas, will be a world-class destination, and I am thrilled to expand the Bikinis brand to include town ownership.” He’s certainly got a winning formula at his disposal. Nobody ever lost any money selling cheap beer and having scantily clad women deliver it to the drinker.
The best quote came from Dan Rogers, president and CEO of the Kendall County Economic Development Corporation though. It’s a gem. Speaking on the new Bikinis, Texas: “It’s another day trip for folks who like to hang out in Boerne.”
Yep, all those people who enjoy a good hang in Boerne, Texas will now have another community attraction. So after they’re done hanging out in Boerne they can just roll right on up the road and continue hanging out, only in Bikinis. Makes sense to us.