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Meet Courtney Furno of The Alley in Government Center

Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Furno.

Courtney, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
The Alley opened 14 years ago as a low key, neighborhood feeling bar, catering to the gay community. Originally it was known as having a high ‘bear’ clientele. Since then, it has evolved into a more night club style on the weekend evenings, while maintaining is casual feel during the week. We now offer Trivia on Thursday evenings and Karaoke on Sunday evenings with special DJs and events every Friday and Saturday nights.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Generally smooth for us. As Boston has moved to a ‘weekend’ city, I believe it can be a challenge for the any bar/nightclub it make the ‘weekdays’ work.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We function as a gay club 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our atmosphere and clientele make it easy to talk to and meet new people, while having high energy events on weekend evenings.

What were you like growing up?
I have always been a social extrovert. I always try to participate in events and prefer the nightlife and city life to the ‘homebody’ type of life. I am a classically trained musician that I still pursue in my free time.

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