Running the region’s largest distributor of wine and spirits inevitably makes Larry Ruvo a player in Las Vegas. But Larry never rested on his wealth. After his father died from Alzheimer’s Disease (which had been mis-diagnosed), Larry decided to do something about it.
That “something” is the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, a world-class research facility in downtown Las Vegas. In this very special episode, Larry tells that story — including how he talked superstar architect Frank Geary into designing the Center’s unique headquarters.
Larry also recounts coming to Las Vegas as a child, growing up here, and working in his parents’ restaurant, The Venetian. And he tells the REAL story about how that name went from a family restaurant to one of the most famous hotel-casinos in the world.
Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed