In Charge 2023: Food

In Charge annual list of Nashville’s most influential people

Nashville gets a lot of attention for its successes — the cranes dotting the skyline, the big businesses moving to town. But the city is also facing significant challenges. Housing, a good education and a good wage are out of reach for too many Nashvillians. It’s up to those on our 2023 In Charge list to push the city toward a brighter future.

Austin Ray — President and Founder, A.Ray Hospitality: Operator of M.L.Rose neighborhood pubs in Melrose, Sylvan Park, Mt. Juliet and Capitol View. Also owns Von Elrod’s across from First Horizon Park and Melrose Billiards in Melrose. Closed Rambler and The Sutler in March 2022.

Read the full list here.