What’s New(s)

Shea Links: December

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. 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. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “Form + […]

Shea-designed Vivir named the “Ultimate Restaurant Pivot of 2020”

The shift that the team behind Centro made when they shifted upscale Mexican eatery Popol Vuh to fast-casual/market hybrid Vivir was one that exemplifies the dining scene in 2020–this new model of restaurants has been hugely successful in pandemic times. Shea partnered with the group to reimagine the space as a fun, energetic space that […]

Shea projects sweep 2020 STARR Awards

The annual Minnesota Shopping Center Association Awards have been announced, and Shea’s swept 2020. With winners in the Full-Service Restaurant category (Baldamar in Roseville), Quick-Service Restaurant (The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata), and the Design & Aesthetics Renovation/Remodel category (801 Chophouse in downtown Minneapolis), it’s a banner year for design. Congratulations to our team and all […]

Shea Links: December

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. 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. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “Working Well: […]

Vivir opens to breathe new life into Northeast

From the team behind Centro, Vivir is officially open in the former Popol Vuh space in Northeast Minneapolis–and it’s already bringing lively new vibes to the neighborhood. Get all the opening news below, from the Shea design to the market featuring Mexican makers to the flavorful menu and tantalizing pastries. See the full rundown from […]

Shea Links: November

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. 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. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “How Hotel […]

Sidebar scores in Foodservice News

Sidebar at Surdyk’s is making a big splash in Northeast Minneapolis, and Foodservice News‘ recent piece digs into the story behind the Shea-designed space, as the next generation makes its stamp on the Surdyk’s empire. Read the full piece here.

Petite Leon to open for takeout

Petite Leon, opening later this year with a full Shea-designed space, logo, and signage, is giving eager diners a sneak peek by opening for takeout and dinner parties beginning this Friday (alongside Chef Jorge Guzman’s pop-up concept, Pollo Pollo al Carbon). With online ordering making it easy, a mouthwatering menu tinged with Spanish, French, and […]

Shea Links: October

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. 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. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “The Future […]

The Grocer’s Table named Minnesota Monthly’s Best New Restaurant

In a celebration of the hospitality industry that’s been persevering hard all year long, Minnesota Monthly has released its nod to the best new restaurants in town, with The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata taking the top prize. Shea was proud to partner with owner Lindsay Pohlad to design the concept and space, both of which […]

Coming Soon to the North Loop: AxeBridge Wine Co.

Beloved Waconia winery Schram Vineyards is expanding to the North Loop with a little help from Shea, debuting new urban-winery concept AxeBridge Wine Co. With plans to open pending city approvals, the Shea-designed space on Washington Avenue has a goal of producing and selling 10,000 cases of wine each year. Get the scoop on AxeBridge […]

Shea Links: October

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. 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. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “Restaurant Design […]

Shea partners with Minneapolis restaurants to push city for public safety

The perception and reality of crime in downtown Minneapolis is growing, and it’s deeply affecting small businesses already feeling the strain of an economic downturn. Shea has joined more than 40 other small businesses to form the the Downtown Restaurant Group, an alliance devoted to public safety in the city’s heart to make employees and […]

KARE 11 on how Lindsay Pohlad and The Grocer’s Table are crushing it

The Grocer’s Table opened in Wayzata in June and has been thriving, even in the midst of a global pandemic. KARE 11 headed lakeside to talk to owner Lindsay Pohlad about what’s made the Shea-crafted concept so successful and the challenges she’s faced, deeming her this week’s “Woman Crush.” See the news story here.

Shea to design Atlanta food hall at The Works

Shea goes down south with the design for Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Food Works, set to feature 31 food stalls and an indoor/outdoor bar in partnership with Robert Montwaid and Andrew Zimmern. The 22,000 square-foot space will include local favorites as well as new concepts, and will open later this fall. Atlanta magazine has the scoop. See […]

Shea partners open the hottest spots in town

Shea partners have been on fire lately–our project Sidebar at Surdyk’s opened this week and is praised by the Star Tribune as a sleek, classy first streetside spot for the iconic brand with a stunning showpiece bar. And our longtime partner Gavin Kaysen makes his Bellecour Bakery outpost at Cooks of Crocus Hill permanent this […]

Shea to design new Ford site Lunds & Byerlys

As part of our long-term partnership with the legendary Twin Cities brand, Shea is sliding into St. Paul with another Lunds & Byerlys store, in the former Ford site in Highland Park. Slated for a 2022 opening, the 51,000 square-foot store will anchor a new mixed-use development. Get the full scoop below, and stay tuned […]

Sidebar at Surdyk’s open September 16

The Surdyk’s legacy is safe for the future with Sidebar at Surdyk’s, the new Shea-designed restaurant attached to the iconic liquor and (newly remodeled) cheese shops. Boasting a blue-tiled copper bar and plenty of vintage decor and Surdyk family history, the space is sure to become a neighborhood go-to for everything from killer craft cocktails […]

Shea Links: September

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. 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. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “Pivot Spaces: […]

Shea digs into space flexibility for restaurants

When it comes to creating spaces that are warm and welcoming in the midst of COVID, it’s all about the ability to change it up when need be, keeping the design functional as well as stunning. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal chatted with Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding about how restaurants can stay flexible during this tumultuous […]

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