The Belle of Downtown


Central to the rise of the Fremont East District has been the resurgence of the venerable El Cortez. And the catalyst for the 71-year-old hotel-casino’s rebirth has been Alexandra Epstein, the property’s executive manager and the daughter of owner Kenny Epstein. Co.Exist, a website dedicated to world-changing ideas and innovation, examines the younger Epstein’s decision to get involved in the family business and her role in reshaping downtown as part of its Change Generation series on young entrepreneurs.