The Bad Waitress

Shea partnered with husband-wife duo Andy and Mary Cohen to design a second location for The Bad Waitress in Northeast Minneapolis. Housed on the ground floor of the fully restored 700 Central Building, Shea took advantage of the 120-year-old space’s huge windows and historic architecture to create a light, open dining space. Punches of red and B-movie posters nod to the original location, but the 700 Central space mixes in new elements of sophistication and classic Americana, as well as a full bar in addition to a coffee bar and a lounge area.