St. Gabriel native achieves success in booming NOLA bar scene
It’s Carnival season in New Orleans and one St. Gabriel man is cashing in on the revelry. Joseph Allen is not only a young entrepreneur, he happens to also own his business in what is one of New Orleans’ hotspots for business development and growth, the Tulane Avenue Corridor.
Allen credits his home town for nurturing the high level of hospitality he practices daily while operating his business.
After several failed attempts to find long-term employment Allen, 33, got his start in the bar business at an entry level serving as a ‘bar back’ in the city’s bustling French Quarter. He quickly rose to the position of bartender. Allen’s friendly personality became a draw for a new base of customers; helping to launch the start-up bar to the next level.