Haute Secrets Chicago: Arturo Gomez

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Name: Arturo Gomez, Restaurant/Nightclub Owner/Operator

The Stats: Born in Lansing, MI; lived in Chicago for 14 years, currently in Ukrainian Village.

Why He Loves Chicago: The Midwestern hospitality and unique neighborhoods.

Arturo Gomez is President of Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago’s premier restaurant and entertainment development company, specializing in the creation, marketing and management of some of the city’s top venues. Beginning his career in 1998 as director of operations for a large Chicago nightlife company where he established his long-time association with Billy Dec and Brad Young, Gomez later joined Rockit Ranch Productions as director of operations where he led all aspects of operations and marketing, working in conjunction with Dec and Young. Gomez was appointed chief operating officer and partner of Rockit Ranch Productions in 2004 when he managed and oversaw the development of Rockit Bar & Grill and in 2006, The Underground. In late 2008 he became president of Rockit Ranch Productions before opening Sunda in early 2009. Less than two months later he opened a new location of Rockit Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville. With partners Dec and Young, Gomez was presented with the “Operator of the Year” Award at the The Nightclub and Bar Convention in 2008.

Check out Arturo Gomez’ favorite haute spots in Chicago at Haute Secrets.

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