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On The Corner Of Main Street

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.

Hosted by Lisa Melmed, Jonathan Jossel and Gary Vickery.

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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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Ep. 50 – Sean Christie, Nightclub King

House of Blues. Blush. Bare Pool Lounge. Daydream. Surrender. Encore Beach Club. Andrea’s. On the Record. Those are just a few of the clubs and venues that Sean Christie has founded or managed during his more than 20 years in Las Vegas. He joins us to talk about all that, and what’s new: Carversteak, a […]

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Ep. 49 – Oscar’s Path To Mob Lawyer

We’re back with highlights from another Oscar Dinner Series event. This time, Oscar told stories about his first client – a pro bono murder case that involved a lie detector and a prosecutor who wasn’t living up to his deal. Then Oscar talks about the cases that cemented – rightly or wrongly – his reputation […]

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Ep. 48 – Foodie Tours!

Lip Smaking Foodie Tours is your ticket to sample some of the best restaurants in downtown Las Vegas, The Strip, the Arts District and more.Owner Donald Contursi and tour guide Tom Svoboda talk to Lisa and Gary about how the business started, how it’s recovered from Covid and what’s next!Hosts: Lisa Melmed, Gary Vickery, Jonathan […]

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