Last week, the former CEO of Las Vegas online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos, Tony Hsieh, died at the age of 46. The cause of death was reportedly complications of smoke inhalation from a housefire. The entrepreneur was in Connecticut at the time.
The Las Vegas community has had positive things to say about the entrepreneur and his desire to make Downtown Las Vegas a more desirable place to visit, work and live.
Over the last decade, Mr. Hsieh was said to have invested millions of dollars to improve Downtown Las Vegas. His work, known as the Downtown Project, assisted in opening new businesses and attractions, while renovating others. The included the opening of Container Park and the upgrading of boutique hotel Gold Spike.
Above is a picture of Vegas Vic on Fremont Street. Fremont Street is part of Downtown Las Vegas. Vegas Vic is arguably downtown’s most iconic symbol. With that in mind, we post it as a tribute to Tony Hsieh, his vision and his work. He certainly left his mark on the area surrounding Fremont Street.
CYInterview extends its condolences to Mr. Hsieh’s family and friends during this difficult time. Las Vegas needs more visionaries like Tony Hsieh, to bring continued business opportunities and jobs to the Entertainment Capital of the World.
RIP Tony Hsieh.