On the Corner of Main Street provides an inside scoop on downtown Las Vegas. From gaming and special events to new projects and the growing art scene, hear straight from the amazing people who are making downtown Las Vegas a unique and fast-growing destination. Recorded at the Plaza Hotel & Casino – on the corner of Main Street – Plaza CEO Jonathan Jossel will be joined by special guests, including gaming industry leaders, entertainers, local officials and downtown partners, who will share their own exclusive and often entertaining perspective on where Vegas got its start and where it’s going now.
Jonathan and Gary take a deep dive into Las Vegas history with Dr. David Schwartz of UNLV, who’s focused most of his academic career on the history and psychology of gaming. Dave shares stories from his new book “At the Sands,” including those weeks in the winter of 1960 when The Rat Pack performed by […]
Just a short ride from The Plaza is Esther’s Kitchen, in the heart of the Arts District. Among the funky bars and eclectic shops, owner/chef James Trees brings 20 years of fine dining experience to the table for his take on seasonal Italian cuisine. The Las Vegas native, who worked in some of the best […]
Brian Christopher is the host/founder/genius behind BC Slots, the You Tube channel that has millions of people watching Brian… play slot machines. In his visit with Jonathan, Lisa and Gary, Brian says he’s as surprised as anyone that he’s able to make a nice living producing videos of him at slot machines all over the country: sometimes […]
Jonathan and Lisa confess their love for all things South Point, the huge hotel, casino, bowling, movie, rodeo, restaurant, sportsbook, and showroom complex at the very south end of Las Vegas Blvd. South Point General Manager Ryan Growney, Las Vegas born and bred, shares his journey – which includes Georgetown University (and the late, great […]
Jonathan, Gary and Lisa get the lowdown on Fremont St. from the man who knows all: Kelly Fairchild, owner of Las Vegas Walking Tours. Every day, Kelly begins his tour at the Plaza, then takes people on a two-hour guided walk tour that concludes at The Container Park at 7th & Fremont. In this episode, […]
Jonathan and Lisa welcome music legend, Las Vegas resident and good friend of the Plaza, Flavor Flav! He talks about new projects, coping with Covid-19, and where he got his stage name. He also takes a call from a friend and samples Plaza’s famous Pop-Up Pizza – both New York and Detroit style. And yes, […]
The gang hears great gangster stories from Jonathan Ullman, President & CEO of The Mob Museum – aka The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The museum professional says he knew nothing about the mob before coming to Las Vegas a decade ago. Since then, he’s lead the team that’s made the Mob […]
Plaza’s Director of Casino Marketing, Esme Gonzalez, joins the gang to share stories from her career — from being a bad**s overnight front desk manager to running the ‘Plaza Rewards’ program and the property’s casino hosts. Along the way: some very memorable promotions – for very different reasons! Hosted by: Lisa Melmed Co-Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, […]
Derek Stevens, owner of The D and Golden Gate, shares how a successful Detroit auto parts manufacturer turned his love for Las Vegas into owning two casinos. Derek and Jonathan Jossel also discuss what’s happening right across Main Street: Circa, the most ambitious project that downtown has ever seen. Hosted by: Lisa Melmed Co-Hosts: Jonathan Jossel […]
Scott Roeben, the man behind one of the top Las Vegas blogs, Vital Vegas, is our guest for an extensive conversation about the joys of Downtown, the history of the blog (and Scott), and his hopes for the entire area when it comes to recovering from the shutdown. Hosted by: Lisa Melmed Co-Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Russell Aaron, […]
The Plaza is ready to re-open on Thursday, June 4th. Jonathan, Lisa, Gary and Russ share all the details about what to expect when you visit. Hosted by: Lisa Melmed Co-Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Russell Aaron, Gary Vickery Subscribe / Leave A Review Email The Show: email@example.com
We go “on location” to Fremont East, and talk to longtime Las Vegas businessman Ryan Doherty. He’s the owner of Corner Bar Management, which operates several bars in downtown Las Vegas. Hosted by: Lisa Melmed Co-Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Russell Aaron, Gary Vickery Subscribe / Leave A Review Email The Show: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome the CEO of William Hill US, Joe Asher. William Hill is the largest sports book operator in the country, and is our sports book partner at Plaza. Joe and Jonathan Jossel talk about the history of Plaza sports books, and Hill’s efforts to become a presence in states that have legalized sports betting. […]
What’s it take to close a building that never closes? Plaza CEO Jonathan Jossel takes a deeper dive into the final hours before we shut our doors on March 17th. Lisa Melmed shares the challenge of helping check every single room at closing. And Jonathan answers more email and social media questions, as he, Lisa […]
Jonathan, Lisa, Gary and Russell have connected from their homes for this episode. They share how they’re coping these days, and what’s happening at the Plaza during the closure. Jonathan also talks about the 2011 shutdown in which the property underwent a major upgrade. And he tells tales about two floods that hit the Plaza. […]
Oscar B. Goodman needs no introduction. He is responsible for making downtown Las Vegas what it is today. More importantly he was the Mayor of Las Vegas and a former lawyer for organized crime. On this episode of the podcast, Oscar shares stories of moving to Las Vegas, representing individuals who were reputedly involved with […]
Weldon Russell. The godfather of Bingo. Vietnam Veteran. Weldon came to Vegas when he was 14 years old. He has worked along side Steve Wynn, Jackie Gaughan and Jonathan Jossel. Weldon helped introduce Keno to Australia, where he lived for 15 years. His knowledge about the game is unrivaled. Hosted by Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed, […]
Downtown Las Vegas, 2005. Sam Cherry, developer and head of the City of Las Vegas Planning Commission, sets his sights on building a high rise building in Downtown Las Vegas. Sam shares his story of building Soho Lofts. He also shares his story of the first time meeting Former Mayor Oscar Goodman. It’s a good one.
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