November 11, 2022

Curated by Shea: November

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design and industry news so that you don’t have to — and we pull what’s smartest and most forward-thinking together to save you the time of sifting through it all. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world — and we make a few headlines of our own, too.

“Shea partners with Schmitt Music on new flagship store” – Shea

All the top news from Schmitt Music’s new flagship opening, including the opportunity to “walk” through the renderings of the space.

National Restaurant Association’s Industry Update – Restaurants Act on Twitter

“68% of restaurant operators reported making a capital expenditure in the past 3 months, and 63% plan to in the next 6 months.” Restaurants Act shares this and other industry updates from the National Restaurant Association in a video on Twitter.

“Earl Giles opens new distillery experience” – Shea

A collection of photo and video coverage of the lively, Shea-designed distillery, bar and apothecary in Northeast Minneapolis.

“6 Recent Restaurant News Highlights You May Have Missed” – MSP Mag

“The 15 Hottest New Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul Right Now, November 2022” – Eater

Our partners at Centro Nicollet continue making the news months after their opening with both MSP Mag and Eater highlighting the restaurant as a hot new place to grab a bite.

“Looking Back to Move Forward: Lessons from the Last 10 Years” – Dan McGowan for Food Fanatics Magazine

Long-term client and friend Danny McGowan, COO at Cornerstone RestaurantGroup, shares lessons he’s learned from his time in the industry for others to position their restaurants for success.

“Big Picture: Highland Bridge” – MSP Mag

The former Ford site in Highland Park, Saint Paul is transforming into the Highland Bridge neighborhood, and MSP Mag breaks down the transformation by the numbers. New to the in-progress neighborhood is longtime Shea-partner, Lunds & Byerlys. The recently opened Lunds & Byerlys Highland Bridge location features art and fixtures that nod to the former Ford plant.

“Old Bank Branches are Turning into Cannabis Dispensaries”- VMSD Magazine

“High Design: The Revolution Taking Over Cannabis Dispensaries” – The New York Times

News around dispensary design has been popping up more frequently as laws continue to change across the nation.  VMSD Magazine and the New York Times highlight the security, legal and aesthetic factors to consider when designing in this retail niche.

“The office space sector is projected to see a strong fourth quarter” – Work Design Magazine

Work Design Magazine reports a projected strong fourth quarter for the office space sector but highlights the importance of providing amenities that entice workers to continue coming into the office. A strong design of both indoor and outdoor spaces is important in retaining in-office talent.

“More Hotel Rooms Are Looking Shabby, Even with Higher Prices” – The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal illustrates the importance of keeping fresh, well-maintained spaces, even with challenging supply chain and labor constraints.

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