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The Grocer’s Table takes the FAB Award

Shea is thrilled to announce that The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata, a concept and space created in partnership with chef and entrepreneur Lindsay Pohlad, has won the IIDA’s 2021 FAB Award for Best Restaurant Design! This award honors designs that are deemed Fresh, Artistic, and Brilliant by the lauded committee of judges, and we couldn’t […]

Shea to design the next iteration of Butcher & the Boar in the North Loop

Butcher & the Boar is coming back, and it’s going to have a fresh face in the North Loop, courtesy of Shea. The next generation of the restaurant will be warm and rustic, with custom design touches that redefine the brand as one of the Twin Cities’ most preeminent places to dine. Get the scoop […]

The Copperfield brings new life to Mendota Heights

The Copperfield is open in Mendota Heights, and has already been deemed a winner. From its sleek, chic design to the family-friendly vibes and atmosphere, it’s the East Metro’s place to be for celebrating the everyday. The media is all in on the story and the food alike–check out the news below. See the full […]

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: “Bed Trends: […]

The Copperfield set to shine in Mendota Heights

Set for a September opening, The Copperfield is going to give Mendota Heights a new sparkle. From the team behind Green Mill, the Shea-designed bar and diner will have an all-day menu, expansive patio, and chic interior–posing it perfectly as a neighborhood haven and destination spot for grabbing a bite after events. The Pioneer Press […]

Farmers Kitchen + Bar brings market and cafe to former Spoonriver space
Set to open on August 25, the long-awaited Farmers Kitchen + Bar from the Minnesota Farmers Union is going to make a riverside splash in the former, famed Spoonriver space. The new cafe and market boasts memorabilia from Minnesota farm culture, and direct-from-the-farm goodies available for purchase up front. The food is all about the [...]
EaTo scores early rave reviews

It’s taken just a few weeks for EaTo to become an icon in Downtown East, and everyone’s taking note. With a market and full-service dining room set to open in the fall, FoodService News headed out for an early review of the takeout window and patio. The cocktails and concept garnered praise, with promise for […]

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: “Taking Restaurant […]

EaTo set to open with a Shea design

There’s a new kid coming to the east side of downtown. Formerly home to Eastside, EaTo is poised to be Chef Jamie Malone’s Italian mecca, with a takeout window, curated market, and dining room opening in phases through the end of the year. The takeout window and patio open this week, with additional Shea-designed spaces […]

Shea Principal discusses incorporating retail into restaurants with Restaurant Development + Design

The addition of retail to restaurant operations has exploded as a trend in the last year, providing an additional revenue stream for restaurants desperately in need during an unstable time. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding sat down with Restaurant Development + Design magazine to talk about why it’s not as much a trend as a lasting […]

Shea Links: July

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: “Open Kitchen […]

Central N.E. opens as a new hub in Northeast Minneapolis

Central N.E. is open in Northeast Minneapolis, bringing new life to the neighborhood with a bright Shea design. An industrial space that takes advantage of its historic warehouse environs, Central N.E. is a haven for everyone from brunchers to dog-lovers to cocktail connoisseurs, making it sure to be a local fixture. Get a tour from […]

Preston Spire gets a new name and Shea-designed office

Formerly Preston Kelly, Preston Spire is one of Minneapolis’ top advertising firms–and with a new president and a new name, the company has a totally fresh face. Headed by Chris Preston and Jennifer Spire, the firm has also made a big move to downtown Minneapolis, where Shea-designed digs await the newly rebranded team. The large, […]

Shea to spearhead Minneapolis Club redesign

At least one of the secrets behind Minneapolis’ most exclusive walls is out–Shea is spearheading a refresh of the exclusive, storied Minneapolis Club downtown. The nearly 140-year-old, ivy-covered haven in the heart of the city is launching a new business plan to attract and retain a new generation of members, starting with spaces that give […]

Shea Links: June

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 Four […]

Longtime Shea client Yum! set for St. Paul expansion

Yum! Kitchen and Bakery has been a Shea client and friend from the start, with their more than 15-year-old success in St. Louis Park and a 2015 Minnetonka location. Owners Patti and Robbie Soskin are expanding with a third location in St. Paul, and the space will have the signature Shea sparkle, including a four-season […]

The Grocer’s Table scores praise for seamless daypart switches

All-day restaurants are hotter than ever, and The Grocer’s Table is leading the way in Wayzata with a sharp Shea design and menus that transition easily between dayparts. A recent article in Food Service News dives into how owner Lindsay Pohlad works with her team to create vibes and culinary choices for daylong dining, all […]

Shea Links: June

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 Restaurant […]

Shea named one of the Twin Cities’ top architecture firms

2020 was a difficult year across all industries, but Shea is proud to announce that we’ve been again named one of the year’s top architectural firms in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal! We’re in excellent company, and have the deepest gratitude to the friends, partners, and clients who have made our […]

Making a Comeback: A Resource Guide to Downtown Minneapolis and North Loop Restaurants

The last year has been a trying one, not only for restaurants, but for downtown districts as a whole. We’ve pulled together a list of friends and clients in the North Loop and Downtown Minneapolis who are reopening for indoor dining, making their patios the place to be, and constantly expanding their business hours. It’s […]

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