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Lat 14 scores big stars from the Star Tribune

Just over a year ago, Lat 14 Asian Eatery opened in Golden Valley to expand the suburban culinary landscape to include food from the 14th parallel. The former Perkins was transformed by Shea to realize chef/owner Ann Ahmed’s dream space–the perfect backdrop for her lineup of modern Asian dishes. The restaurant was reviewed by the […]

Shea-designed Snack Bar is the hottest slice spot in town

Shea has been thrilled to work with James Beard award-winning chef Isaac Becker and his partner Nancy St. Pierre to create Snack Bar in the North Loop, serving up slices and small plates in a chic space. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal stopped by and took note that the environment was as hot as the […]

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: “Why Department […]

Shea-designed Crave opens its first North Dakota location

Shea is infiltrating Fargo, one restaurant at a time. The latest project from our vault is a new location for Crave, the locally based chain’s first North Dakota location. Local media is abuzz with excitement about the hot new spot in the West Acres mall, and we’ve rounded up all the news below. Inforum scoops […]

Shea partners with Gavin Kaysen and Andrew Zimmern to reimagine Timberwolves’ dining spaces

Chefs Gavin Kaysen and Andrew Zimmern are acclaimed worldwide for their delicious dishes and commitment to hospitality, and they’re bringing them to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Their catering company, KZ Provisioning, will be leading the way in performance nutrition by providing team meals–and Shea is getting in on the action. We’ll be partnering with KZ Provisioning […]

Shea to design Rochester Crave with retractable roof

Retractable roofs are coming to Rochester. A new, glass-encased Crave will open downtown next spring, on the second floor of the upcoming Hotel Indigo. With an expansive bar and seating for 300 to 400 customers, it’s sure to be the Med City’s newest place to be for sparkling city views. Get the full story from […]

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 Dichotomy […]

Pay-what-you-can Provision opens in Lyn-Lake

With its sunny yellow door and welcoming interior, Provision Community Restaurant is slated to become a neighborhood staple in Lyn-Lake–and an inclusive one to boot, as Minneapolis’ first pay-what-you-can cafe. Shea is proud of our partnership with owner Anna Wienke to make the full-service restaurant a reality, and MSP magazine’s feature on the ray of […]

James Beard award winner opens Shea-designed Snack Bar

Chef Isaac Becker and his partner and wife, Nancy St. Pierre, have opened the North Loop’s latest hot spot–bringing the best snacks to the neighborhood. The Shea-designed space is a transformed sandwich shop, now pushing out pizzas and the kinds of small plates that have made the team famous across the nation. The Star Tribune […]

Baldamar opens October 16 in a new-construction building by Shea

Baldamar, the swanky steakhouse from the team behind Wayzata’s 6Smith, opens in Roseville on October 16–and the new-construction building will be boasting a Shea design to backdrop the steaks and small plates being served. The opulent stunner of a space has a sophisticated vibe, with an sense of elegance-meets-edge that makes it the perfect spot […]

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: “Why Restaurants, […]

Shea and Lindsay Pohlad team up to create The Grocer’s Table

Shea has teamed up with owner and executive chef Lindsay Pohlad to create The Grocer’s Table, a restaurant and market concept slated to open in downtown Wayzata in spring 2020. The space will be warm and rustic, serving seasonal food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that can be eaten in the restaurant or packed into […]

Shea-designed Carbon brings fire to new North Loop food hall

The long-awaited Graze Provisions and Libations, a North Loop food hall boasting new concepts from favorite local vendors, has arrived — and Shea-designed Carbon, a pit-beef joint from the team behind Gastrotruck, is bringing the heat. Already lauded for its spicy, smoky flavors, the roasted beef brings something new to the dining scene in the […]

Shea clients Centro and Popol Vuh are Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants

Bon Appetit has released its annual list of America’s Best New Restaurants for 2019, and Shea clients Centro and Popol Vuh are at the heart of it — the only Minnesota spots to make the cut. Praised by the magazine for the dual concepts and modern Mexican cuisine, the restaurants opened in summer 2018 to […]

Bacon Social House sizzles downtown

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal heeds the call of the sizzle this week, naming the new, Shea-designed Bacon Social House the hottest spot in town. The all-day restaurant has a bacon-y, brunch-y focus, but is just as hopping come dinnertime, and is the concept’s first location outside of Colorado. See more photos and the full […]

Shea Design Director to speak on NEWH panel

The NEWH Tradeshow is hitting Minneapolis this year, and, as a Top ID Firm, Shea is being heavily featured. In addition to the tradeshow and cocktail reception, our Design Director, Cori Kuechenmeister, will be speaking with other top industry experts on the panel moderated by Erin Kollmer, a Shea designer. It’s an opportunity for Shea […]

Yumi gets a Shea-designed expansion

Popular Excelsior sushi spot Yumi Sushi is rolling out two more locations, in Edina and St. Paul, with a rebrand to Yumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar — and Shea is driving the new designs. A wider variety of dishes and authentic design touches are in store in both new spaces. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal […]

Shea Links: August

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: “Dined There, […]

Shea client J. Alexander’s is one of America’s top emerging chains

FSR magazine has released its annual list of America’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains, and Shea scores with a big client nod for J. Alexander’s. Shea has created a new prototype and designed several ground-up restaurants for the brand, under the J. Alexander’s name as well as Stoney River and upcoming Merus in Houston, as […]

Shea-designed Provision brings pay-what-you-can to Minneapolis

There’s a new restaurant coming to Minneapolis with the goal of addressing food insecurity and sustainability, and Shea is giving back by offering our design talents to the project. Provision Community Restaurant, set for a late-August opening, will bring the pay-what-you-can model to Minneapolis, offering everyone who wants one a seat at the table. The […]

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