Tony Hsieh was honored Saturday night in the video canopy of Viva Vision at the Fremont Street Experience. The Hsieh family asked his Las Vegas counterpart, dreamer Derek Stevens and his wife Nicole, to take the lead in the tribute.
“They want a tribute and I’m happy to have contacted Nicole and me this morning,” Stevens, co-owner of Circa, the D-Las Vegas Hotel and the Golden Gate Casino Hotel, said in a text message Saturday.
Details are still being worked out, but Stevens said plans are focused on the 20:00 show on Viva Vision’s LED screens, with FSE being the gathering place.
Connected: Reaction to Tony Sie̵
Hsieh died Friday at a hospital in New London, Connecticut from injuries sustained in a house fire on Nov. 18. He was 46 years old.
Hsieh is the co-founder of clothing company Zappos, which has been based in the former Las Vegas City Hall since 2013. A generous philanthropist, Hsieh’s investment is changing the face of what will become the Fremont East neighborhood.
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From the archives:
–Ex-Zappos boss Tony Hsie to buy a home in Utah (2020)
– Zappos CEO Tony Hsie, champion of downtown Las Vegas, retires (2020)
– Tony Hsi speaks at the conference “Life is beautiful, a project in the center”
– Guru in the center of Hsie with “city camping” in the trailer of Airstream (2015)
–The tour offers a view of the apartment in the center of Hsieh (2014)
–Entertainment Diet: Tony Hsieh (2016)
–NORMATICAL ISSUES: Entrepreneur Tony Hsi talks to Tyra, Twitter, his mother’s dream (2013)
–Hsieh makes $ 45 million from center real estate deals (2012)
–Hsieh gives $ 1 million to attract young talent to downtown Las Vegas (2012)
–Zappos finalizes the mayor’s contract (2011)