What’s New(s)

Shea talks Back to Business with the Minneapolis Downtown Council

The Minneapolis Downtown Council has been at the forefront of figuring out how to keep downtown thriving during and after the COVID crisis. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding spoke on a panel of downtown Minneapolis business leaders to discuss what’s happening in the city now and what’s coming next. View the full webinar here.

Shea to collaborate on new Petite León in south Minneapolis

A new neighborhood restaurant is set to pop up at 38th and Nicollet, and Shea is thrilled to partner with the all-star team to create branding and space that will bring their vision to life. Petite León is the brainchild of Duck Soup Hospitality, which includes Chef Jorge Guzman and restaurateur Ben Rients, and will […]

Pine Mountain plans take the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal cover story

With COVID-19 turning the world on its head, many entrepreneurs are unsure about the future–but father-son duo Paul and Marshall Johnson are going all in on their $10 million investment to create Pine Mountain, a resort destination in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Shea has been a part of the project from the start, creating a master […]

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: “Dining in […]

Shea speaks in REJournals restaurant issues and trends webinar

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding took part in the REJournals webinar series on Breaking Through the Disruption, as part of the panel discussing Current Issues and Trends Affecting the Restaurant Industry. They touch on everything from changes in restaurant real estate to operational shifts and landlord-tenant relations, making it a worthwhile view for post-COVID planning. Watch […]

Shea featured as reopening gurus in Foodservice News

We’re entering a new world for restaurants. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding was recently interviewed by Foodservice News to talk reopening procedures and how to prepare for post-pandemic business, with tips on how to maximize space and create a feeling of safety and cleanliness. Read the article here.

Robb Report names Demi one of America’s best new restaurants

Chef Gavin Kaysen’s third restaurant, Demi, is a true dining experience–it’s tasting-menu-only but still convivial, with hospitality at its heart. Robb Report has taken note, naming it one of the best new restaurants in America in its 2020 “Best of the Best” feature. Shea is honored to have collaborated with Chef and his wife, Linda, […]

Shea ranks as one of the Twin Cities’ largest architectural firms

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve again been noted by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as one of the highest-ranking architectural firms in the Twin Cities! As always, we’re in great company and love seeing how we climb the list every year as our firm flourishes. See the full list here.

The Grocer’s Table to open in Wayzata June 3

The Grocer’s Table, a labor of love from Lindsay Pohlad brought to life by Shea, is set to open in Wayzata on Wednesday, June 3. The corner spot will boast a robust patio, a strong takeout program, and a market with the most charming of goods, all set in a stunning space in the idyllic […]

Shea shares restaurant reopen tips with CNN

Restaurants around the country are beginning to look to partial reopens after the COVID-19 pandemic, and drawing diners back could be a challenge in what’s still a tenuous situation. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding spoke with CNN Business about how restaurants can prepare to reopen, and what diners will be looking for when they come back–think […]

Shea talks post-pandemic prep for restaurants in Foodservice News webinar

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding joined a panel of food and hospitality experts last week to discuss how restaurants can prepare to welcome back their customers post-pandemic. Moderated by Foodservice News editor Nancy Weingarten Monroe, the webinar gave practical tips for thinking through operations as restaurants begin to reopen nationwide. Read the full rundown here.

Shea speaks with the Business Journal about office reopenings

All consumer-facing spaces are bound to change as a result of the global pandemic, and everyone’s looking to pivot to comply with government restrictions and to keep people safe and comfortable. With many offices looking to reopen over the next several weeks, Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding and CEO David Shea spoke with the Minneapolis-St. Paul […]

Shea gives Eater the scoop on restaurant reopening procedures

Eater called on Shea to give the scoop on how restaurants will look and feel when they reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. Principal Tanya Spaulding spoke with the site to discuss making diners and employees feel safe, while also creating spaces that are functional and still provide an experience for guests. Read the full piece […]

Shea talks restaurant reopenings on KARE 11

With the coming announcement of restaurant reopening restrictions for the projected June 1 date, eateries are making preparations to welcome back diners. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding brought the KARE 11 team to Black Sheep Pizza in the North Loop to talk through the changes restaurants will be making, and how we’re helping our clients implement […]

The Grocer’s Table to bring life to Wayzata with a Shea design

The Grocer’s Table is ready to come to life in June, bringing local groceries, easy takeout options, and more to the Twin Cities dining scene. MSP magazine headed out to Wayzata to take a tour of the Shea-designed space and highlighted the adaptations that we’ve been making with owner Lindsay Pohlad to create a spot […]

Moxy Minneapolis Downtown wins Finance & Commerce Top Projects Award

Shea-designed Moxy Minneapolis Downtown, a hotel created in partnership with Marriott in downtown Minneapolis, has scored big points with Finance & Commerce for its ingenuity and Made-in-MN spirit. The project was recently named one of the Top Projects of 2019 for its modern and innovative guest rooms, creative and welcoming gathering spaces, and localized touches […]

Shea-designed Demi a James Beard Best New Restaurant nominee

Shea is thrilled to announce that Demi, the 20-seat gem in Minneapolis’ North Loop designed in partnership with Linda Kaysen, has been nominated for the 2020 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. Chef Gavin Kaysen’s third restaurant has been lauded for its attention to detail in both food and design, spectacular pairings, and dishes […]

Shea Links: COVID-19 Resources

With the world turned on its head (especially in the restaurant and hospitality industries), we at Shea have pulled together some of the resources that we’ve found most helpful as we work to stay up to date on understanding what’s going on inside the industry, and to keep tabs on how we can all can […]

Shea Principal talks restaurant design amidst COVID-19 with Twin Cities Business

As COVID-19 social-distancing regulations continue to be put in place, restaurants have ceased their dining-in operations, but many are still looking to the future. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding gave Twin Cities Business magazine the scoop on how a collaborative design office makes it work when everyone needs to distance themselves–and how Shea keeps up the […]

Supporting Local Restaurants In the Time of COVID-19

During this unprecedented and uncertain time, the restaurant and hospitality industry is deeply impacted by the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 situation—most recently by the statewide closure of all restaurants, bars, and gathering spaces to help stop the spread of the virus. We at Shea are offering any support possible to our clients and partners, […]

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