What’s New(s)

Curated by Shea: August

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 Director of Design Cori Keuchenmeister speaks on hybrid spaces

With restaurants constantly reinventing themselves and their business models, hybrids that blend in a retail element are a great way to add an additional revenue stream and further a brand presence. Shea’s Director of Design and Senior Associate, Cori Kuechenmeister, was recently featured in an illuminating discussion on hybrid spaces, particularly those that blend restaurant […]

Centro expands with Shea-designed mecca on Eat Street

There’s something big coming to the former Wedge Table space. An expansion of Centro in Northeast Minneapolis, Centro Kitchen opens August 4, and merges three concepts–the classic taco-and-mezcal-centric Centro, sister bakery and cafe Vivir, and the new smashburger concept Everywhen Burger–into one space with communal seating. There are lots of fun design details to draw […]

The Star Tribune sneaks an early peek at Macanda

Wayzata’s got a new lakeside spot to soak up the summer sun, and the Star Tribune‘s taken note. Shea has partnered with Daniel del Prado and Aaron Switz to create Macanda, a Latin American-inspired eatery that boasts a record bar, sleek patio, chic curves, and plenty of greenery to give it a completely fresh vibe […]

Centro Kitchen to open on Eat Street

Centro has made a name for itself as a beloved Northeast spot, and the concept is slated for further expansion–starting with a soon-to-open Eat Street spot. The new Centro Kitchen will bring three concepts (Centro, Vivir, and Everywhen Burger Bar) under one roof, along with a commissary kitchen and indoor/outdoor dining spaces, all designed by […]

Renderings released for 19,000-seat Shea-designed amphitheater

Swervo Development has proposed plans for a 19,000-seat amphitheater in the Twin Cities, and Shea’s renderings have been released to show off what the space will look like–including a stage, screens, stands, beer garden, and more, all park of the redevelopment of land around Canterbury Park. The renderings are stunners and truly visionary, giving great […]

Curated by Shea: July

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 gives North St. Paul landmark Mac’s Diner a new glow

North St. Paul landmark Mac’s Diner has a legacy spanning since the 1940s–but after shuttering more than two decades ago, has been sorely missed in the neighborhood. Shea has partnered with owner Brandon Bramscher to bring back the “diner fare with flair” in a friendly space inspired by the classics, set to open soon and […]

Shea-designed Macanda opens along the shores of Lake Minnetonka

Macanda, the latest restaurant in Daniel del Prado’s successful stable of Twin Cities concepts, is open in Wayzata–and it’s bringing a whole new kind of beauty to the shores of Lake Minnetonka. In the former Wayzata Brew Works space, the restaurant exudes light and joy with an abundance of greenery and standout design features, including […]

Curated by Shea: June

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 client Morrissey Hospitality has a media Moment(o)

Longtime Shea partner Morrissey Hospitality is having a real media… Moment(o). With the opening of the brand’s new restaurant Momento in the former storied Pazzaluna space in downtown St. Paul, the company is continuing its long tradition of leadership in the hospitality-services realm with its recent, rapid growth. The second-generation family-owned company emphasizes the importance […]

With downtown back in biz, Shea spots draw diners

Downtowns are surging this summer, and the Star Tribune knows that the restaurants that have opened over the past few years are a huge draw for diners and workers. The latest story on downtown dining highlights not only Shea spots that have opened recently and are doing great new things in the Minneapolis and St. […]

Centro to expand to Highland Park with a Shea-designed space

Northeast Minneapolis’ taco-and-tequila juggernaut, Centro, has big plans for expansion–and a Shea-designed space in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul is just the start. The casual Mexican concept is Cleveland Avenue-bound, and the space is so large that a new burger concept will be added as well. With a spring 2023 opening on deck, […]

Shea named a 2022 Top Workplaces National Standard Setter

The Star Tribune has released its 2022 list of top places to work, and Shea has been honored as a National Standard Setter for small companies. For 44 years, we’ve been so proud of our company, our work, and our people, and we couldn’t agree more! See all the honorees here.

Shea named one of the Twin Cities’ premier architectural firms by the Business Journal

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal has just released its list of the Twin Cities’ largest and most preeminent architectural firms, and it’s no surprise that Shea has claimed a prime spot. Our firm is ever-growing in every aspect of design, and we’re proud to be on the list among our peers. See the full list here. […]

Shea partners with Smack Shack team on tequila restaurant

The team behind Smack Shack never rests, and Shea has partnered with ownership again to create an entirely new restaurant concept. With the first location opening in the former Alliance Francaise space in the North Loop, the eatery will be a tequila mecca, and will also have a second location in the upcoming Steel District […]

Shea to design new ground-up Lunds & Byerlys in Apple Valley

Lunds & Byerlys is moving into the next generation of its design, and Shea is taking the brand there in a continuation of our long-term partnership with the Minnesota icons. A ground-up store is slated to open in Apple Valley in June 2023 that will feature drive-thru lanes for easy grocery pickup, along with extensive […]

Curated by Shea: June

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 […]

Town Hall Station celebrates five years with Edina Heritage Award

Town Hall Station has been an Edina mainstay since its 2017 opening, and the restaurant’s five-year anniversary has lined up perfectly with its recent honor from the Edina Heritage Preservation Committee. The Edina Heritage Award has recognized Shea and Town Hall Station for the restoration of the former Wally’s service station, which was a 65-year-old […]

Star Tribune gives Momento its moment

Momento officially opened this spring in the former Pazzaluna space in downtown St. Paul, and it’s bringing a new moment of energy to the city. The Star Tribune stopped by to give an early look at the space and the food, and has great words to say about the airy, casual, come-as-you-are vibe, as well […]

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