Grecia Lujan, aka Gigi
Manager at Gold Spike
What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I used to train for swimming competitions from the ages of nine to 12. My favorite activity was high diving.
What was your favorite subject in school?
Universal history and literature. I was always fascinated by Greek mythology.
If you had to choose just one place to vacation every year for the rest of your life, where would it be?
Peru, because there is nothing like home, and Peru has something for everybody. You should definitely visit.
If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you? Jennifer Lopez. There's nothing like a fierce Latina to spice things up.
If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
My special language. Most of my coworkers say I speak “Gigi,” which is a mix of English, Spanish, Spanglish, and talking while laughing.
If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try?
I would love to work for a doggie day care and play with all the pups.
What was the last great movie you saw?
The Theory of Everything. It is amazing to see how strong the human mind can be.
What was the last great book you read?
The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho. He is my favorite author. He has a magical way of transmitting powerful messages through entertaining stories. I absolutely love him.
If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be?
I would say that life is about to get really hard and ugly, but one day your prince charming will come and he will save you, and everything will be more than fine.
In one sentence, what does the future of Downtown Las Vegas look like to you?
It looks bright. I am part of an amazing community that is working really hard to make Downtown Las Vegas a great destination. I can say, "So far, so good."
What is your favorite downtown venue?
Besides my beloved Gold Spike, I really enjoy Oak & Ivy and The Perch.