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Publications featuring Shea and our clients

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 […]

Spoon and Stable scores for style in the Wall Street Journal

The North Loop is one of Minneapolis’ hippest ‘hoods, and it’s no secret nationally — the Wall Street Journal recently published a piece discussing the must-stop spots for the most stylish finds in the Cities, heralding Shea-designed Spoon and Stable for its inventive adaptation of an 1800s stable. Read the full story here.

New Shea-designed concept from J. Alexander’s to launch in Houston

Longtime Shea partner J. Alexander’s is set to launch a new concept in Houston, Merus Grill. The unique venture will be in line with the J. Alexander’s devotion to American classics served in a chic, approachable environment, with new twists. The Houston Business Journal slates the Shea-designed restaurant for a November opening. Read the full […]

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: “Can the […]

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding on the business of restaurants

Twin Cities Business magazine has devoted its latest issue to the food industry, and, naturally, Shea was tapped to come along for the ride. Along with acclaimed chefs Gavin Kaysen, Ann Kim, and Tim Niver, Tanya speaks on the business of food — what it takes to make it in the restaurant industry, mistakes often […]

Shea named one of Interior Design’s Rising Giants

Interior Design has posted its annual list of Rising Giants, reserved for the fastest-growing design firms across the country, and Shea has ranked in the top 40 firms for 2019. Congrats to our hardworking team, and a big thanks to all the clients who made it possible! See the full list here.

Shea-designed Bacon Social House slated for August opening

The Twin Cities is about to get a meaty addition to the dining scene! Bacon Social House, the Shea-designed concept out of Denver, is slated to open in early August in Downtown Minneapolis’ Canopy Hotel — and everyone’s excited to bring home the bacon. Get the dish from Eater. The Business Journal scoops here. Eater […]

Shea wins award for LaGuardia Airport design

There are new reasons to lift off from LaGuardia, and ENR New York has taken note. The engineering publication recently released its list of awards honoring the best projects in the New York/New Jersey area, and Shea has taken a trophy for the design of several new food-and-beverage venues in Concourse B, along with Holt […]

Shea to design Carbon at North Loop’s Graze Food Hall

Graze Food Hall is underway in the North Loop, and the tenants for the hottest spot in town have been announced. Shea is thrilled that we’ll be designing Carbon, a coal-fired pit beef spot inspired by Maryland’s roadside answer to barbecue. We’re working with the team behind acclaimed food truck Gastrotruck to bring their first […]

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: “In an […]

Shea-designed Jinx Tea makes a splash in South Minneapolis

The Jinx Tea team recently set up shop in South Minneapolis, and the Shea-designed space is proof that great things come in small packages. The Star Tribune‘s recent piece on the shop’s cocktail-inspired teas that let patrons treat themselves in a healthy way, in a glam space that’s on par with the sips offered. Read […]

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: “Inside the […]

Lat 14 is a Twin Cities restaurant highlight

A recent piece in Restaurant Hospitality highlights the growth and innovation in Twin Cities restaurants, with special mention to Lat 14. Praising not only the food but Shea’s stunning renovation of a former Perkins, the article gives Lat 14 props for its culinary innovation as well as beautiful design. Read the full story here.

The Twin Cities restaurant revolution, brought to you in part by Shea

The Twin Cities restaurant scene has, quite simply, never been hotter, and it’s growing all the time. Rick Nelson, the lead food critic and writer for the Star Tribune, breaks it all down in a longform piece discussing what’s going on, why it’s happening now, the chefs that are driving it, and the food that’s […]

Shea to design Eleven Artisans brewpub in historic Minneapolis building

Shea is partnering with developers Doug Hoskin and Amy Reher to design Eleven Artisans, a forthcoming brewpub in the 1907 Handicraft Guild Building in downtown Minneapolis. The new space will include a brewery, restaurant, event space, and outdoor patio, and is slated for completion in Fall 2019. Get the scoop from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business […]

Colle McVoy recognized for its coolest office

Colle McVoy is one of the hottest creative agencies in town, and now they have the coolest office to match. Shea’s design scored this week in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal‘s Cool Offices feature, with special mention to the hip neon fireplace in the lobby, careful implementation of Colle McVoy’s brand and colors, and flexible […]

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

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently released its list of the Twin Cities’ Largest Architectural Firms, based on annual billings for all operations and highlighting leaders in the industry, and Shea’s snagged a spot for 2019. Congrats, team! See the full list here.

Bon Appétit loves the dual concept at Popol Vuh and Centro

Want to take your tastebuds on a trip without leaving town? Bon Appétit‘s latest issue spills the secrets on how to taste the world in the Twin Cities, which, of course, includes a stop at Shea-designed Popol Vuh and Centro in Northeast Minneapolis. The restaurants get praise for the innovative use of space with the […]

Twin Cities summer restaurant boom is stacked with Shea designs

It’s open(ing) season in the Twin Cities, with a handful of eateries opening for spring, and a full slate for summer. The Star Tribune reported on the boom of recently opened and soon-to-come restaurants, with Shea projects Jinx Tea, Benedict’s Rochester, and a North Loop winery from the Schram Vineyards team. See the full list […]

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