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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. 65 – Oscar’s Steakhouse 10th Anniversary

It was a night to remember when Las Vegas royalty showed up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Oscar’s Steakhouse. Not only did the former mayor tell a great story about ‘The Trial of the Century,’ he was the subject of a roast that included a rare appearance by legendary comic magician The Amazing Jonathan. […]

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Ep. 64 – Pat Christenson, Las Vegas Events

Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s biggest and best events, from the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon to Electric Daisy Carnival to the National Finals Rodeo. The Organization that finds those events and convinces their organizers to come here is LVE – Las Vegas Events. For 20 years, Pat Christenson has been LVE’s […]

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Ep. 63 – Linnea Mitchell Nelson, Rodeo Queen

The Plaza has become a player in the Vegas rodeo scene thanks to Linnea Mitchell Nelson, who convinced Jonathan to build the Core Arena. The arena has hosted a variety of events, but its main reason for being is rodeo. Linnea tells us how that happened, and how the modest bit of dirt next to […]

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Ep. 62 – The Full Oscar

In past episodes we’ve presented bits and pieces of past Oscar Dinners, in which the former mayor tells tales from his days at the nation’s top mob lawyer. But this time we’re giving you The Full Oscar – an entire story from start to finish, as recorded at Oscar’s Steakhouse at Plaza. Enjoy! Hosts: Jonathan […]

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Ep. 61 – Piero’s Freddie Glusman

For nearly 40 years, Piero’s has been one of Las Vegas’s top Italian restaurants, and a destination for anyone looking for an authentic “Old Vegas” vibe.  Its history is preserved on the walls, on the booth plaques honoring long-time regulars and celebrities and in the movie “Casino,” which used Piero’s to portray a couple of fictional […]

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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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