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On the Corner of Main Street

Society-and-culture • History

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 & CasinoRead more

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Ep. 61 - Piero's Freddie Glusman

Dec 2 • 42:11

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. ...

Ep. 60 - Michael Green

Nov 9 • 52:48

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 first casino to be controlled by the Mob. ...

Ep. 59 - David Lopez, AGS

Oct 26 • 53:57

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 of "Monkey Pirate." And this one is rated "E." ...

Ep. 58 - Did You Miss Us?

Oct 14 • 45:39

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. ...

Ep. 57 - Shane Hnidy, Golden Knights Analyst

Aug 6 • 38:28

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. ...

Ep. 56 - J Dapper, Developer & Visionary

Jul 30 • 36:24

Jonathan and Gary spend time with J Dapper, a Las Vegas native who's developed retail, office and residential spaces all over the valley. ...

Ep. 55 - Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Jul 23 • 45:54
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 her experience with the high-profile and "in the weeds" aspects of public se...

Ep. 54 - A Huge Announcement!

Jul 16 • 41:51
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 program you don't usually find in live music venues.   ...

Ep. 53 - Mark Shunock, Entertainer, MC and Philanthropist

Jul 9 • 49:17
Quickly after he arrived to play Lonny 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 Cheryl Daro call upon their performing friends every other Monday to put on a show, the proceeds benefiting a different Las Vegas charity every ti...

Ep. 52 - Jason McCormick, Station Casinos Sportsbook

Jul 2 • 49:28
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 to stay with one company for so long.    Hosts:...

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