has been a Nashville-based restaurateur since 2003. Ray is the sole owner of M.L.Rose Craft Beer and Burgers: an award-winning neighborhood pub concept with three Nashville locations, and A.Ray Hospitality, a restaurant, consulting, and real estate holding company. He is also operating partner at The Sutler Saloon and Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House, as well as a partner in Sinema restaurant.
He entered the hospitality scene at 23 years old as co-owner and developer of the posh nightclub Bar Twenty3 and 1200-person capacity music venue City Hall in 2003.
Ray has a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration from Boston University.
In addition to regular giving at the community level through the Martha O’Bryan center and other organizations, Ray has been a regular mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2008.
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