Mark Cuban buys a small town in Texas, just because

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New York (CNN Business)Mark Cuban, proprietor of the Dallas Mavericks, is having a Johnny Rose moment.

The billionaire conscionable bought the full municipality of Mustang, Texas — a blip connected the representation disconnected I-45, with a colonisation of 21 people, according to the latest census data.

The reason, Cuban told the Dallas Morning News: A buddy needed to merchantability it.

    "I don't cognize what if thing I volition bash with it," Cuban told the paper. (Should Cuban find himself down connected his luck a la "Schitt's Creek," though, it's bully to cognize he'll person his ain hamlet and a zany radical of townsfolk to instrumentality him in.)

      Mustang is beauteous overmuch a 77-acre blank canvas for Cuban.

      The municipality was founded successful the aboriginal 1970s, erstwhile it was known mostly arsenic a section watering spread successful an different adust Navarro County, according to the paper. These days, there's small much than a trailer parkland and a portion club, Wispers Cabaret, which is reportedly successful disrepair. On Friday, Google Maps showed the sanction of the nine had been edited to "Mark Cubaret."

      The municipality besides features a "resident alligator" successful 1 its ponds, Dallas existent property broker Mike Turner told the Morning News.

        Nearby attractions? Well, you've got Dallas astir 45 minutes north. And past buffs with a penchant for cult lore volition beryllium pleased to find that the metropolis of Waco conscionable implicit an hour's thrust southwest of Mustang. And conscionable 2 miles from Wispers, there's "Navarro County's archetypal and lone vineyard and winery," Angelita (which honestly looks ace cute).

        It's not wide what Cuban paid for the town, but for idiosyncratic with a nett worthy of astir $6 billion, it was astir surely a steal. The municipality was reportedly enactment up for merchantability successful 2017 for $4 million, but Turner said it was overpriced, adjacent erstwhile they slashed the listing terms successful half.

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