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Publications featuring Shea and our clients

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: “Why Restaurants, […]

Shea and Lindsay Pohlad team up to create The Grocer’s Table

Shea has teamed up with owner and executive chef Lindsay Pohlad to create The Grocer’s Table, a restaurant and market concept slated to open in downtown Wayzata in spring 2020. The space will be warm and rustic, serving seasonal food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that can be eaten in the restaurant or packed into […]

Shea-designed Carbon brings fire to new North Loop food hall

The long-awaited Graze Provisions and Libations, a North Loop food hall boasting new concepts from favorite local vendors, has arrived — and Shea-designed Carbon, a pit-beef joint from the team behind Gastrotruck, is bringing the heat. Already lauded for its spicy, smoky flavors, the roasted beef brings something new to the dining scene in the […]

Shea clients Centro and Popol Vuh are Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants

Bon Appetit has released its annual list of America’s Best New Restaurants for 2019, and Shea clients Centro and Popol Vuh are at the heart of it — the only Minnesota spots to make the cut. Praised by the magazine for the dual concepts and modern Mexican cuisine, the restaurants opened in summer 2018 to […]

Bacon Social House sizzles downtown

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal heeds the call of the sizzle this week, naming the new, Shea-designed Bacon Social House the hottest spot in town. The all-day restaurant has a bacon-y, brunch-y focus, but is just as hopping come dinnertime, and is the concept’s first location outside of Colorado. See more photos and the full […]

Shea Design Director to speak on NEWH panel

The NEWH Tradeshow is hitting Minneapolis this year, and, as a Top ID Firm, Shea is being heavily featured. In addition to the tradeshow and cocktail reception, our Design Director, Cori Kuechenmeister, will be speaking with other top industry experts on the panel moderated by Erin Kollmer, a Shea designer. It’s an opportunity for Shea […]

Yumi gets a Shea-designed expansion

Popular Excelsior sushi spot Yumi Sushi is rolling out two more locations, in Edina and St. Paul, with a rebrand to Yumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar — and Shea is driving the new designs. A wider variety of dishes and authentic design touches are in store in both new spaces. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal […]

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: “Dined There, […]

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 […]

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