Banana Museum Saved

A couple of months ago, we told you about Ken Bannister selling the entire inventory of the International Banana Club Museum. The collection found buyers, Fred Garbutt and his mother, Virginia. They paid an undisclosed amount for the museum, which they will house next door to Garbutt's liquor store North Shore, California. In an interview at Gawker, Garbutt tells how he came to buy the bananas.
The last week of March, I happened to be down at my mom's house working on my daughter's car. She called me up and said, 'Hey go on my computer and check out this guy. He's selling this banana museum on eBay'" I went on there and was like, Yeah, we ought to buy that and put it down at our liquor store. We've tried to think for the longest time of ways to bring in customers off the highway. So I thought we ought to put that down at the store—that'll bring people in. Paint the store yellow.

Garbutt explained how he plans to expand the museum and promote it with a BMW (Banana Museum Wagon). The Banana Museum will reopen in 2011. Link -via Arbroath

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