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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 Jonathan Jossel and Gary Vickery.

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Nevada Resort Association’s Virginia Valentine

How do you go from being an expert of flooding to managing the flood of duties coordinating all of the hotel/casinos in Nevada? Virginia Valentine explains her career path in this episode. The CEO of the Nevada Resort Association speaks for all of the big properties in the Silver State, especially when it comes to […]

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Nicholas & Co: Feeding Las Vegas

Nicholas & Co. is the region’s largest independent food distribution service, and Peter Mouskindas is the Co-CEO. Peter is the third generation of Mouskindass to run the company after his father and grandfather founded the business in 1936 in Salt Lake City. He talks about how the business has grown, how they cater to what […]

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Las Vegas’ Hosts With the Most

In this bonus episode, we dive into the life of a casino host. Nicole Osborne and Ashley McKenzie share their stories, and their journeys to the job. We also catch up with Esme Gonzalez, Director of Casino Marketing. And Jonathan shares the story of how the showgirl outside the Carousel Bar is now named “Ginger.”  […]

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Jacob Orth and Scott Roeben: Influencing Las Vegas

Scott’s back for his fourth appearance, but this time as “co-host.” That’s in quotes so you know that the author of Vital Vegas is NOT on the Plaza payroll. Scott and Jonathan talk to another big-time Internet influencer, Jacob Orth. He’s been posting YouTube videos on life in Vegas for several years under the easy-to-remember […]

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Las Vegas’ Super Bowl Maestro, Sam Joffray

Sam Joffray is the man in charge of Las Vegas’ Super Bowl Committee. He comes from New Orleans, where he organized that city’s Super Bowls, Final Fours and several other huge events in The Big Easy. Sam shares a few of the many, many details that must be in place for the big game: hotels, […]

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Pinkbox Doughnuts: An Immediate Hit in Downtown Las Vegas

It’s only been a few weeks since Pinkbox Doughnuts opened at The Plaza, next to the Carousel Bar. But the lines are nearly always out the door, as Fremont St. fans grab a sweet snack. Pinkbox is owned by the Siegel Group, and Jonathan sits down with Executive Vice President Judith Siegel and Chief Business […]

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JRoc, Las Vegas Entertainment Pro

JRoc, aka Jason Craig, has been behind some of the biggest bars and entertainment venues in Las Vegas for decades. He was part of the original Palms crew – standing in line for three days to apply for as many jobs as he could. JRoc remembers tending bar at the original Playboy Club, and getting […]

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The Odor of Mendacity (in Las Vegas?)

Oscar Goodman is back on his stool in the middle of his namesake steakhouse telling tales from the courtroom. The centerpiece is about a trial in Texas and how he (with the help of his insistent client) blew up the testimony of three police officers who failed to notice that people were watching. Also: a […]

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Gavin Isaacs, Las Vegas’ Hall of Famer

Gavin is one of those guys who’s literally kept the reels turning and cards shuffling for a couple of decades. The Australian got his gaming start in the legal department at Aristocrat Leisure Limited, rising to president of its Americas division. He was COO at Ballys Technologies, CEO at ShuffleMaster, and CEO of Scientific Games. […]

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Farewell Lisa Melmed

It’s been a great few weeks at the Plaza, as the reimagining of Main Street is nearing completion. The Carousel Bar is open, and the new non-smoking, video-friendly casino is open! Jonathan, Lisa and Gary discuss, and preview things still to come. But it’s also a bittersweet episode as the brains behind this podcast, Lisa […]

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