What’s New(s)

The Grocer’s Table named Minnesota Monthly’s Best New Restaurant

In a celebration of the hospitality industry that’s been persevering hard all year long, Minnesota Monthly has released its nod to the best new restaurants in town, with The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata taking the top prize. Shea was proud to partner with owner Lindsay Pohlad to design the concept and space, both of which […]

Coming Soon to the North Loop: AxeBridge Wine Co.

Beloved Waconia winery Schram Vineyards is expanding to the North Loop with a little help from Shea, debuting new urban-winery concept AxeBridge Wine Co. With plans to open pending city approvals, the Shea-designed space on Washington Avenue has a goal of producing and selling 10,000 cases of wine each year. Get the scoop on AxeBridge […]

Shea Links: October

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: “Restaurant Design […]

Shea partners with Minneapolis restaurants to push city for public safety

The perception and reality of crime in downtown Minneapolis is growing, and it’s deeply affecting small businesses already feeling the strain of an economic downturn. Shea has joined more than 40 other small businesses to form the the Downtown Restaurant Group, an alliance devoted to public safety in the city’s heart to make employees and […]

KARE 11 on how Lindsay Pohlad and The Grocer’s Table are crushing it

The Grocer’s Table opened in Wayzata in June and has been thriving, even in the midst of a global pandemic. KARE 11 headed lakeside to talk to owner Lindsay Pohlad about what’s made the Shea-crafted concept so successful and the challenges she’s faced, deeming her this week’s “Woman Crush.” See the news story here.

Shea to design Atlanta food hall at The Works

Shea goes down south with the design for Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Food Works, set to feature 31 food stalls and an indoor/outdoor bar in partnership with Robert Montwaid and Andrew Zimmern. The 22,000 square-foot space will include local favorites as well as new concepts, and will open later this fall. Atlanta magazine has the scoop. See […]

Shea partners open the hottest spots in town

Shea partners have been on fire lately–our project Sidebar at Surdyk’s opened this week and is praised by the Star Tribune as a sleek, classy first streetside spot for the iconic brand with a stunning showpiece bar. And our longtime partner Gavin Kaysen makes his Bellecour Bakery outpost at Cooks of Crocus Hill permanent this […]

Shea to design new Ford site Lunds & Byerlys

As part of our long-term partnership with the legendary Twin Cities brand, Shea is sliding into St. Paul with another Lunds & Byerlys store, in the former Ford site in Highland Park. Slated for a 2022 opening, the 51,000 square-foot store will anchor a new mixed-use development. Get the full scoop below, and stay tuned […]

Sidebar at Surdyk’s open September 16

The Surdyk’s legacy is safe for the future with Sidebar at Surdyk’s, the new Shea-designed restaurant attached to the iconic liquor and (newly remodeled) cheese shops. Boasting a blue-tiled copper bar and plenty of vintage decor and Surdyk family history, the space is sure to become a neighborhood go-to for everything from killer craft cocktails […]

Shea Links: September

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: “Pivot Spaces: […]

Shea digs into space flexibility for restaurants

When it comes to creating spaces that are warm and welcoming in the midst of COVID, it’s all about the ability to change it up when need be, keeping the design functional as well as stunning. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal chatted with Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding about how restaurants can stay flexible during this tumultuous […]

Shea clients pivot fine-dining spaces for a post-COVID era

As restaurants continue to struggle to find a path forward that will sustain them not only during the COVID pandemic but beyond, more fine-dining spots are changing their concepts to stay in keeping with what diners are looking for today. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal delves into how Shea clients Popol Vuh (to become Vivir […]

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: “Why You […]

Crave to bring a retractable roof to Rochester

Crave is coming to Rochester, and it’s making a splash with its Shea-designed retractable roof. Set to open on September 5, the new restaurants will serve its signature spins on American dishes, and half of the 10,000 square-foot space will be housed under the city’s first four-season retractable roof. See the full story from the […]

F+B pop-up to open along the Mississippi

Though plans for a full, Shea-designed restaurant from the Minnesota Farmers Union and Birchwood Cafe were put on hold when the pandemic hit, there’s still something new coming! The former Spoonriver restaurant on the Mississippi River will temporarily be home to F+B, a pop-up featuring Birchwood menu standouts along with favorites from the MFU/Birchwood State […]

Shea gives tips for patio best practices in Foodservice News

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding was featured in the August issue of Foodservice News laying out best practices for patio design, from creating deliberate zones and groupings to building a sense of space with greenery. Learn more about our best practices for patios here.

Shea Principal gives the scoop on what’s next for real estate in Franchise Times

In the wake of COVID-19, things are changing fast when it comes to leases, brokers, and buildouts–especially as the economy continues to reopen and businesses assess their long-term plans. Along with other restaurant and real-estate experts, Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding talks the next phase for commercial real estate in the latest edition of Franchise Times. […]

Coming soon to Northeast: Vivir

The team behind former fine-dining-Mexican spot Popol Vuh couldn’t sit still for long–just weeks after closing the restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis, the team has announced a new concept for the space. Introducing Vivir, a bakery, cafe, and market focusing on casual Mexican street foods and deli staples. All-day breakfast and a serious pastry game will […]

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: “Shea Principal […]

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding featured on Transforming Cities podcast

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding has been with the firm for 20 years and she’s seen it all, always keeping a focus on communication and consumer-centric brands. She sat down with Authentic Form & Function for their Transforming Cities podcast to discuss her career and history at Shea, as well as how Shea integrates every facet […]

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