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On The Corner Of Main Street

On the Corner of Main Street is the best Las Vegas Podcast that provides an inside scoop on everything 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.

Hosted by Lisa Melmed, Jonathan Jossel and Gary Vickery.

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Ep. 60 – Michael Green

It’s time for your Nevada history lesson! And few know more about  the Silver State’s colorful history than Dr. Michael Green, Associate Professor of history at UNLV. Jonathan, Lisa and Gary dive into the early days of Las Vegas, how the men who worked on Hoover Dam enjoyed their paydays on Block 16, and the […]

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Ep. 59 – David Lopez, AGS

The CEO of AGS (aka American Gaming Systems), David Lopez, shares his journey from Troy, NY to Las Vegas – from sweeping floors at MGM Grand to running one of the nation’s top makers of slot machines, card shufflers, table game displays and online casino games. Along the way, you might even learn the secret […]

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Ep. 58 – Did You Miss Us?

Did you miss us? We hope so, after our extended break. Jonathan, Lisa and Gary are back with a look at what everyone did over the summer. For Plaza it was Super Bingo every month, lots of photos inside Studio 71, BCSlots winning big, Oscar Goodman resuming his Oscar Dinner series and much, much more.  […]

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Ep. 57 – Shane Hnidy, Golden Knights Analyst

A veteran of 11 years playing in the NHL, Shane Hnidy (pronounced NY-dee) has been with the Vegas Golden Knights as a TV analyst since Day One.  Shane makes his first visit to Oscar’s (but promises it won’t be his last) to talk about his vagabond career, how he made the transition from the ice […]

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Ep. 56 – J Dapper, Developer & Visionary

Jonathan and Gary spend time with J Dapper, a Las Vegas native who’s developed retail, office and residential spaces all over the valley.  But his current passion has just begun: a three-year project to restore the Huntridge Theater and develop other nearby properties. The goal is to renew a historic, but neglected, part of downtown.  […]

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Ep. 55 – Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Time to give the other Mayor Goodman some love – current Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman! She shares insights on being married to Oscar for nearly 60 years, as well as her early work in Las Vegas as a publicist and founder of the valley’s first prep school. The Mayor also shares two examples of […]

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Ep. 54 – A Huge Announcement

It’s going to be a legend within a legend: The Sand Dollar Downtown will open later this year inside Plaza!Rockin’ for more than 40 years just west of The Strip, the Sand Dollar has been a favorite of those in the hospitality industry. Its intimate, old-school vibe is combined with an elevated but unpretentious bar […]

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Ep. 53 – Mark Shunock, Entertainer, MC and Philanthropist

Quickly after he arrived to play Lenny in “Rock of Ages,” Mark Shunock fell in love with Las Vegas. And it took him only about three months to put together a charity that is prospering to this day: Mondays Dark. Mark and wife Sheryl Daro call upon their performing friends every other Monday to put […]

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Ep. 52 – Jason McCormick, Station Casinos Sportsbook

Jonathan, Lisa and Gary get a thorough education in sports betting with a three-decade veteran of the business, Station Casinos Vice President of Race and Sports Jason McCormick. Jason shares his lifelong fascination with sports betting, how it brought him to Las Vegas and how – unlike most in the business – he’s been able […]

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Ep. 51 – Corey Harrison, Pawn Star

It’s a wild time with Las Vegas native and third generation pawnbroker Corey Harrison. He takes us behind the counter of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, the home of one of the highest rated TV shows of the past decade.Corey talks about how he thought the show would never be the phenomenon it is. And […]

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