22 episodes

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, Russell Aaron and Gary Vickery.

On the Corner of Main Street Plaza Hotel and Casino

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

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, Russell Aaron and Gary Vickery.

    Ep. 22 - Rob McCoy, The Neon Museum

    Ep. 22 - Rob McCoy, The Neon Museum

    Neon Museum CEO Rob McCoy shares stories about the organization dedicated to preserving the beautiful, iconic, striking neon signs that have defined Las Vegas for decades. McCoy explains how the museum came to be, how it continues to grow - and how other neon museums have sprung up with several other cities. 
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed, Gary Vickery

    • 47 min
    Ep. 21 - Doug Stanhope

    Ep. 21 - Doug Stanhope

    Live from his home in Bisbee, Arizona, The Plaza's favorite standup comedian, Doug Stanhope, joins Jonathan, Lisa and Gary. Doug played a sold-out Plaza showroom on New Year's Eve, and we're all ready to have him back as soon as possible. Gary finally gets an answer about why so many bibles went missing during Doug's stay. He reveals the history of his wacky 70s vintage performance wardrobe. And Doug tells the tale of his first job in Las Vegas -- and who personally fired him. (Hint: If you live in Nevada, you may have voted for him) And, Doug being Doug, this episode is rated "E" for Explicit. 
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed, Gary Vickery
     

    • 49 min
    Ep. 20 - Myron Martin & The Smith Center

    Ep. 20 - Myron Martin & The Smith Center

    Jonathan and Lisa talk to Myron Martin, the man who brought a world class performing arts center to Las Vegas. Myron recounts how he came to Las Vegas to work for Liberace, how he inadvertently insulted the fledgling arts community - and how that comment put him square in the middle of the two-decade effort to build what's known as The Smith Center. 
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed
     

    • 53 min
    Ep. 19 - Dr. David Schwartz

    Ep. 19 - Dr. David Schwartz

    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 night and shot "Ocean's Eleven" by day. There's also the tale of Carl Cohen - the Sands executive who was regarded as a great boss, but who's infamous as the man who slugged Frank Sinatra!  
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Gary Vickery
     
     

    • 41 min
    Ep. 18 - James Trees, Esther's Kitchen

    Ep. 18 - James Trees, Esther's Kitchen

    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 kitchens in the world before coming home, shares his journey with Jonathan, Lisa and Gary -- including the tale of being suddenly deported from England! 

    • 54 min
    Ep. 17 - Brian Christopher, YouTube Slots

    Ep. 17 - Brian Christopher, YouTube Slots

    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 winning, sometimes losing. Brian's grown that simple concept into a huge community that includes weekend gatherings, 'group pulls' and supporting charity. 
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed, Gary Vickery
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

WCIPA ,

Excellent podcast

Loved the interview with Ryan Doherty! Really cool hearing his story

SD belle ,

Great Podcast

Always love this podcast. Really nice to hear today’s closure related back to how you closed and reopened back in 2011. Can’t wait for the Plaza to be back in action very very soon!!

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Great listen

A lot of good behind the scenes stories and information

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