Chris Giunchigliani

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh steps on some toes as he remakes downtown Vegas

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh steps on some toes as he remakes downtown Vegas

LAS VEGAS — He's a painfully private entrepreneur with very public dreams for this city's decaying downtown core.

Around Sin City, giddy officials are heralding online shoe retailer Tony Hsieh as a visionary, the latest in a line of moneyed Las Vegas dreamers such as billionaire Howard Hughes and casino mogul Steve Wynn.


FOR THE RECORD:
Downtown Las Vegas: An article in the Feb. 28 Section A about redevelopment of Las Vegas' downtown by Zappos.com founder Tony Hsieh said tha longtime resident Lou Filardo was 68. He is 69. —


Mayor Carolyn Goodman says Hsieh is offering people a chance to open their dream businesses, and...

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