What’s New(s)

Curated by Shea: May

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news so that you don’t have to—and we pull what’s smartest and most forward-thinking together to save you the time of sifting through it all. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make […]

Edina Country Club honored as a 2021 Finance & Commerce Top Project

Finance & Commerce‘s annual list of Top Projects is a rundown of the most notable construction and design of the year, and Shea project Edina Country Club has earned a spot on the 2021 list. A total reinvention of the club’s public and dining spaces, the new ECC has three completely new concepts (Chester’s, The […]

Neighborhood gem Petite Leon scores a three-star Tribune review

Petite Leon, the Kingfield gem from Chef Jorge Guzman that debuted during the pandemic, is elevating the Minneapolis neighborhood to new heights–and the latest Star Tribune review gives the restaurant its due with a three-star honor. The Shea-designed space is lauded for its conviviality and comfort, a space that’s inviting, warm, and the perfect backdrop […]

Edwards Dessert Kitchen reopens in the North Loop

After a too-long absence, Edwards Dessert Kitchen has reopened in the North Loop with a new chef at the helm and plenty of sweet treats for the tasting. Everyone’s thrilled, from the locals to the dessert-lovers ready to head to the destination spot, and the media is loving what the kitchen is putting out in […]

Curated by Shea: April

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news so that you don’t have to—and we pull what’s smartest and most forward-thinking together to save you the time of sifting through it all. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make […]

Shea partners again with Danny del Prado on Macanda in Wayzata

Beloved Twin Cities restaurateur Danny del Prado is making a real name for himself in Wayzata–first with nouveau-Italian Josefina, and now with soon-to-come Macanda just down the street. With a menu of upscale spins on Mexico City food, the former Wayzata Brew Works space will be transformed courtesy of Shea to become a cozy bar […]

Shea celebrates 44 years creating brands and spaces

It’s been another big year at Shea, and our team gathered on April 26 to celebrate 44 years of creating beautiful brands and spaces. We raised a glass to our ever-growing staff, our project success, our new Associate Program, and all the clients that make it possible. Cheers!

Hazelwood St. Louis Park wins Minnesota Real Estate Journal Award

Hazelwood Food + Drink St. Louis Park scored the Minnesota RE Journal Award for restaurant design, and Shea couldn’t be prouder of our design work in the new restaurant. Perched on a vibrant city corner, Hazelwood boasts signature touches from the brand’s two other thriving Twin Cities locations, including a standout barrel ceiling and ring […]

Charlie’s Minneapolis Club brings the nostalgia

Charlie’s Exceptionale was one of downtown’s most storied restaurants, opening in 1933 with a potato salad to die for. The ivy-covered Minneapolis Club has stood proudly downtown since 1883, bringing a historic grandness to the city. And now, the two Minneapolis stalwarts have merged, at Charlie’s Minneapolis Club, a Shea-designed restaurant nodding to the institution […]

Curated by Shea: April

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news so that you don’t have to—and we pull what’s smartest and most forward-thinking together to save you the time of sifting through it all. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make […]

Shea clients stack the Star Tribune’s list of Iconic Twin Cities Dishes

In a spectacular feature of not-to-be-missed Twin Cities dishes and products, the Star Tribune has stacked the list with Shea clients. The rundown is all about the  iconic plates that must be experienced, from perfectly crispy basil wings at Khaluna and Lat 14 to the Yum Yum bowls at World Street Kitchen; from classic French […]

Curated by Shea: March

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news so that you don’t have to—and we pull what’s smartest and most forward-thinking together to save you the time of sifting through it all. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make […]

Shea Design Director speaks on space management in Restaurant Development + Design

As restaurateurs continue to rethink their restaurant layouts, space planning is more important than ever. Shea Design Director Cori Kuechenmeister was recently featured in Restaurant Development + Design, giving her expert opinion on the need for a continued focus on the overall customer experience–from keeping a space energetic with multiple dining zones to keeping patrons […]

Chef Jorge Guzman of Shea-designed Petite Leon scores James Beard nomination

The official nominee list for the prestigious James Beard Awards has been released, and it’s another feather in Shea’s cap. Chef Jorge Guzman has received his third nomination in the Best Chef Midwest category, this time for his stellar work at Shea-designed Petite Leon. The restaurant’s story is a classic comeback, with Chef Guzman working […]

Ann Ahmed named a North Notable by Artful Living

In the Spring 2022 issue, Artful Living is honoring the North Notables changing the scene in the Twin Cities–and the feature kicks off with Shea friend and partner Ann Ahmed, chef of acclaimed restaurants Lat 14 Asian Eatery in Golden Valley and Minneapolis’ Khaluna (both Shea designs), as well as Lemon Grass Thai in Brooklyn […]

Shea partners with the Minneapolis Club to bring a new restaurant concept to life

News on Shea’s partnership in the Minneapolis Club revamp broke last summer, and the 140-year-old, ivy-covered club’s newest dining experience (designed in partnership with owner Jeff Arundel) is set to open in April. Charlie’s Minneapolis Club pays homage to French culinary trends and the origins of fine dining in Minneapolis–partly by drawing in lauded Chef […]

Shea to help Famous Dave’s pizza dreams come true

Shea is teaming up again with longtime partners Dave Anderson (of Famous Dave’s… fame) and restaurateur Steve Schussler to make their pizza dreams come true at Dave and Steve’s Big Dreams Pizza in St. Louis Park. The transformation of the Galaxy Drive-In will be no small feat, but will result in a fun parlor serving […]

Khaluna gets a three-star nod from the Star Tribune

Since its October opening, Khaluna has been the toughest reservation in town–no wonder, thanks to Chef Ann Ahmed’s beautiful Southeast Asian plates and the Shea-designed space that makes the most of indoor/outdoor vibes and evokes a beachside getaway. The restaurant received a noteworthy three stars for the stellar dishes and totally transporting experience. Read the […]

Shea to design standout moments at new Momento

Downtown St. Paul stalwart Pazzaluna is getting a whole new vibe. Shea has partnered with Morrissey Hospitality to revamp the space to encompass three concepts including 104-seat Momento, focusing on wood-fired dishes. The Pioneer Press dishes on the soon-to-come restaurant, which will boast neighborhood vibes and a sidewalk patio to go with playful, Italian-inspired food. […]

Shea-designed spots to watch for from MSP magazine

The next year is full of promise for local restaurants. MSP has broken down some of the most-anticipated restaurants of the year (including the next iteration of Butcher and the Boar, designed by Shea), as well as recently opened spots still deserving of attention, including Khaluna and EaTo. See the full list here.

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