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Ghost Town To Be Turned Into Bikini Hall Of Fame

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Doug Guller, owner of a sports bar chain, bought all the property from the abandoned town of Bankersmith, Texas in 2012. He has since changed the town name to Bikinis, and will have a grand opening of his bikini hall of fame next week.

The bikini hall of fame will detail the history of the bikini from its invention in 1946 to its world wide popularity in modern day. The grand opening on July 13 will feature live music from famous country musician Jerry Jeff Walker and a meet and greet with model Carmen Electra.

Doug's move has drawn controversy, with some questioning his ability to rename a town that no longer exists, and others not happy with what he's turning the town into.

Bankersmith lost most of its population after WWII when residents left in search of better-paying work. Doug Geller purchased the remains of the town on Craigslist. The identity seller and the purchase price are unknown.

Guller owns Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, a chain of breastaurants. He says he has no plan to open another chain in the town.

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