Ron’s life in Las Vegas began with his cousin’s invitation to move to Las Vegas to work at a gift store at the Fremont Hotel. That move was just the beginning of the life the outgoing, natural businessman would create for himself and for his family. After briefly working at the Fremont Hotel gift shop, Ron embarked on his own venture and opened Ron Markin Men’s Wear and Ladies Wear boutiques at the Tropicana. During the 50s and 60s, the boutiques were the places to shop for fashionable high-end designer couture. Ron’s customers included Las Vegas’ most distinguished residents, and Las Vegas Strip celebrity performers, including Elvis Presley, often shopped at Ron Markin.
Ron Markin hosting Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme in the late 1970s.
Ron Markin Boutique at the Tropicana