We had the good fortune of connecting with Issa Khoury and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Issa, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
There was a niche in Las Vegas that I saw wasn’t being fulfilled. Big box stores were all you could find, with big names being represented, but the smaller boutique stores and brands weren’t getting the attention they deserved.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
It’s a story told time and time again – hard work and dedication through uncertain times is how Khoury’s Fine Wine and Spirits survived. We persevered through a recession, a global pandemic, the supply chain aftermath, etc. There are sleepless nights and unsettled moments but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m proud of the accomplishments we’ve been able to achieve and celebrate.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Off-Strip scene is flourishing. Spring Mountain Rd has one of our favorites, Sparrow + Wolf, heading downtown to The Arts District houses an incredible array of restaurants, breweries, and bars like The Silver Stamp, Main St. Provisions, and Garagiste. A little bit closer to our next of the woods is the Brewery District in Henderson, which houses Astronomy Aleworks, Crafthaus, and Bad Beat. Visitors don’t realize how saturated in culture Las Vegas is, and we love telling people about it.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents, Bassam and Nawal, own their own store in Elko, NV. Growing up in and around the operations inspired me to lead and grow with the indispensable values I hold true to my business practices as well as being a key role in community engagement and support.