Ghost Town To Be Turned Into Bikini Hall Of Fame - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Ghost Town To Be Turned Into Bikini Hall Of Fame

Posted: Updated:
BIKINIS, Texas -

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.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:19:43 GMT
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
  • Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:18:39 GMT
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
  • One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:01:22 GMT
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices