Sheffield's Owner Dies of Heart Attack at Restaurant

Rick Hess passes away at 48

View Comments ()



    Rick Hess was also a freelance writer.

    The owner of one of a renowned Lakeview bar/restaurant died suddenly Monday night.

    Rich Hess, 48, suffered a heart attack at Sheffield's, the business he's owned since 1992, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    Sheffield's has earned a reputation for its craft beer selection and burgers, named one of the 100 top bars in America by Esquire in 2009.

    Hess moved up the ranks from being a part-time doorman at the establishment, to assistant manager and manager, before purchasing the bar after the previous owner died, the Tribune reported.

    Along with his business acumen, Hess was also a freelance writer who was working on a book about the Cubs.

    Funeral services are pending.