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Shea partners earn James Beard Award semifinalist nods

The 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist list has been released, and we’re thrilled to announce that it’s packed with our partners. Gavin Kaysen’s 2019 tasting-menu gem Demi earned a Best New Restaurant nod, and the chef himself is in the Outstanding Chef category. Spoon & Stable’s Diane Moua is an Outstanding Pastry Chef finalist, and […]

Eater takes a close look at P.S. Steak’s winning design

P.S. Steak was the Eater 2019 Award winner for design, and with good reason–the Shea team worked closely with managing group Jester Concepts to create a dramatic space that would pay homage to the storied building’s historic roots. The Eater crew did a deep dive into the design, getting the scoop from Shea on process […]

Shea-designed Snack Bar scores Star Tribune stars

Isaac Becker’s fourth Minneapolis restaurant, Snack Bar, opened in October, and has been given a three-star nod by the Star Tribune. Praised for its pizza, pasta, and small plates, the restaurant is also heralded for its Shea-designed, intimate space that feels perpetually convivial and energetic. Read the full review here.

Shea Links: February

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: “Design Trend: […]

Shea clients score at the Charlie Awards

Last weekend’s Charlie Awards honored the best in food in the Twin Cities, and Shea clients stole the stage. Popol Vuh, the Northeast spot bringing Mexican cuisine to a new level, won for Outstanding Restaurant, while Lat 14’s Trish Galvin took the Best Bartender honor. To see the full list of winners and get the […]

Baldamar brings the heat in the Business Journal

Baldamar is the steakhouse that’s been bringing the heat in Roseville since it opened late last fall, and the Business Journal has taken note. The swanky, Shea-designed space is this week’s featured Hot Spot, garnering praise for its spacious dining room, luxe bar, private dining spaces, and polished vibes. See the full piece here.

Yumi Japanese Bar + Restaurant opens in Cathedral Hill

Standout sushi spot Yumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar has officially expanded from its original Excelsior location, opening this week in a Shea-designed space in St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood. The new restaurant has undergone a complete transformation from its longtime tenure as Fabulous Fern’s, with modern, clean lines and an open kitchen to show off […]

Shea to design J. Alexander’s in Madison, AL

Madison, Alabama is going to be the proud home of a brand-new J. Alexander’s restaurant at the end of 2020. A recent press release announced that the Shea-designed restaurant will be joining the Town Madison development, clocking in at 7,350 square feet with space for 200 guests. Serving its signature American classics and award-winning wines, […]

Shea and Surdyk’s team up for Sidebar

Surdyk’s has been Northeast Minneapolis’ longtime star when it comes to liquor and cheese, but it’s going to be bringing a dose of glamour to the neighborhood with its new cafe and wine bar, Sidebar. Designed by Shea, the 60-seat restaurant is the third-generation Surdyks’ stamp on the brand, and will feature a centerpiece bar […]

Shea-designed Dayton’s Food Hall to move into construction

The two-level food hall in the historic downtown Minneapolis Dayton’s store is moving into construction, under Shea’s watchful eye. As part of a major renovation project of the former retail juggernaut, Shea’s design for the lower and first levels will become a reality, with a three-story atrium and several dozen food vendors. Get the full […]

Shea Links: January

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 2020, […]

Shea to design Pine Mountain hospitality destination in the Ozarks

We’re excited to announce that Shea is partnering with father-son duo Paul and Marshall Johnson to create Pine Mountain, a new hospitality destination in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Set in the heart of the Ozarks, Pine Mountain will be the place to be for bikers exploring trails, couples looking for a romantic getaway, and active families. […]

Shea to design Earl Giles Distillery in Northeast

It’s all happening on Quincy Street in Northeast Minneapolis–a dynamic area full of Shea-designed spots. Right across from smash hits Centro and Popol Vuh, acclaimed Twin Cities beverage ingenue Jesse Held will be opening Earl Giles Distillery. With more than 16,000 square feet of Shea-designed space, there will be room to distill, package, and for […]

Shea Links: January

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: “Future of […]

Shea named Top ID Firm for 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been named one of NEWH’s Top ID Firms for 2020! The Hospitality Industry Network names a handful of firms around the country in their annual honors, and we’re in some great company. Congratulations to our entire team, and thanks to all our clients and friends! See the full list […]

Demi is one of Robb Report’s Most Beautiful New Restaurants in America

Demi may mean “half” in French, but Shea went full-force when we partnered with Linda Kaysen to design the hottest spot in Minneapolis, which opened in February of this year. Acclaimed for its food and the personalized space, Demi made a major splash on both the local and national scenes. Its latest notation is in […]

Eater deems P.S. Steak’s design poised to take over trends in 2020

At Shea, we’re about creating timeless design with the highest of taste levels–and Eater’s taken note, with their list of up-and-coming designs for the next decade. P.S. Steak is lauded for its “maximalist walls,” adorned with artwork and vintage pieces arranged meticulously on a deep, rich background. See the full piece here.

Star Tribune names Shea client Demi the Restaurant of the Year

Home to the most-coveted seats in town, Demi has been named the Star Tribune‘s Restaurant of the Year for 2019. Shea is thrilled to have partnered with Chef Gavin and Linda Kaysen on the carefully considered design, where every detail has special meaning. Congratulations to the Demi team! Read the full piece here.

Shea Links: December

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: “10 Restaurant […]

PS Steak wins Eater Award for Design of the Year

The Eater 2019 Awards are out, and Shea swept up the Design of the Year award with our luxe design at PS Steak, in partnership with Jester Concepts. Praising our renovation of the historic, iconic 510 Groveland space, the award gives special note to the dark, rich dining room and the brand-new cocktail bar. See […]

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