34 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 and Gary Vickery.

On the Corner of Main Stree‪t‬ Plaza Hotel and Casino

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9 • 65 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 and Gary Vickery.

    Ep. 34 - John Curtas, Food Critic

    Ep. 34 - John Curtas, Food Critic

    Lawyer, by day, foodie by night. And morning. And afternoon. And pretty much every waking hour. John Curtas has been blogging about the Las Vegas food scene before most people knew there WAS a food scene!
    John shares his thoughts about how downtown has improved, details his most memorable Vegas meal ever, and is not so kind when discussing how covering the food scene has now devolved into "influencers" looking for free meals and advertising. 
    Bonus: John makes up for his not-so-complementary review of Oscar's 11 years ago by proclaiming it now has the best hamburger in Las Vegas. 
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed
     

    • 48 min
    Ep. 33 - Oliver Lovat, Vegas Expert

    Ep. 33 - Oliver Lovat, Vegas Expert

    Why does one casino property flourish while the one next door flounder? That's one of the many subjects that Oliver Lovat has tackled in more than two decades of research into the business of Las Vegas and its unique real estate market. Along the way he's also become a Vegas historian and expert in how it all gets done. Oliver also shares some insights from his latest project: a deep dive into the history of The Plaza!
    Hosts: Lisa Melmed, Jonathan Jossel, Gary Vickery
     
     

    • 44 min
    Ep. 32 - Steve Cyr, Vegas Superhost

    Ep. 32 - Steve Cyr, Vegas Superhost

    For more than 30 years, Steve Cyr has defined and re-defined the job of Las Vegas casino host. He's still at it, taking high rollers and 'whales' on gaming adventures around the world. He shares how his plan to finish his degree at UNLV then manage the family motel in Salina, Kansas was suddenly derailed by meeting casino legend Michael Gaughan. From there, Steve took casino hosting to levels never considered by the old generation. And he looks ahead to what's coming in a career and life that are far from over.
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Gary Vickery, Lisa Melmed

    • 54 min
    Ep. 31 - Frankie Scinta, The Showman

    Ep. 31 - Frankie Scinta, The Showman

    Jonathan and Gary spend a fast-paced 40 minutes with Vegas icon Frankie Scinta (pronounced SHIN-tuh), who's been performing since childhood. For nearly 20 years, Frankie's been headlining rooms from the Rio to the Sahara... to The Plaza.  Frankie shares great stories from those wild times, gets serious about losing his brother and dealing with the Covid shutdown -- and caps it off with a  performance on the spoons! 
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Gary Vickery, Lisa Melmed
     

    • 41 min
    Ep. 30 - Jason Strauss, Tao Group

    Ep. 30 - Jason Strauss, Tao Group

    It may be a party every night in Las Vegas, but making those parties happen is hard work for Jason Strauss, one of the Managing Partners of Tao Group Hospitality.
    Jason shares his journey from organizing a party for fellow high school seniors in New York to running one of the most successful hospitality companies in the country. 
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed, Gary Vickery
     

    • 43 min
    Ep. 29 - Michael Parks

    Ep. 29 - Michael Parks

    Wanna buy a casino? Do you have one to sell? If so, Michael Parks is your guy. He's put together some of the biggest casino deals in Las Vegas, Reno and beyond. Michael takes a deep dive into the complex, intriguing world of gaming properties -- including the sale of The Las Vegas Club. 
    Also, Jonathan shares some thoughts about Vegas legend Sheldon Adelson, who died earlier this month. 
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Jossel, Lisa Melmed, Gary Vickery
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

bringtheheater87 ,

Love it

Thanks for the great show

Gwk111 ,

The best.

Why so long in between shows. ? Need more.

Juliet Jean ,

If you love Vegas, you’ll love this podcast!

Hands down my fav podcast! My husband and I spend 1/4 of the year in Vegas. We love everything about downtown Vegas, and the Plaza Hotel/Casino. So many great guests, so much info about the vision of DTLV, the history, and the people! Highly recommend!

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