What’s New(s)

Proudfoot and Bird opens at the Hotel Fort Des Moines with a Shea touch

The Hotel Fort Des Moines is an icon in the Iowa capital, and the first phase of the reopening is here. As part of a multi-year partnership restoring the original hospitality spaces to the hotel’s original glory, Shea designed the elegant (and now open) Proudfoot and Bird on the hotel’s ground floor. Art Deco design […]

Eater features Ann Ahmed as a pioneer in Southeast Asian cuisine

Khaluna opens next week in southwest Minneapolis, and the buzz is huge. In her third Twin Cities venture, and the first in Minneapolis, Eater has profiled Chef Ann Ahmed as a pioneer in Southeast Asian cuisine in the Twin Cities–from her childhood days packing whole fried fish for lunch to opening her first restaurant at […]

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: “The Suburban […]

Khaluna set to stun in southwest Minneapolis

Previews have started for Khaluna, celebrated chef Ann Ahmed’s third restaurant and her first venture into Minneapolis, and the air is thick with anticipation and the smells of her signature Southeast Asian dishes. Local media has been given sneak peeks of the space and food, and are already praising the magical atmosphere, custom details, and […]

Original Green Mill reopens with a fresh face

After more than 40 years holding down the corner of Hamline and Grand Avenues in St. Paul, the original and iconic Green Mill restaurant has gotten a major upgrade, courtesy of Shea. With a central bar serving as the heart of the space, a market on the side with favorite sauces and from-scratch items (and […]

Petite Leon and Vivir lead the way in produce-centric plates

Produce-centric plates are hot right now, with the notion of “meat on the side” ever-growing in popularity. Nation’s Restaurant News did a recent story on dishes and restaurants countrywide embracing the trend, including Shea clients Petite Leon and Vivir, both called out for killer mushroom dishes so good that no one will miss the meat. […]

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: “Future Retail […]

The Grocer’s Table takes the FAB Award

Shea is thrilled to announce that The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata, a concept and space created in partnership with chef and entrepreneur Lindsay Pohlad, has won the IIDA’s 2021 FAB Award for Best Restaurant Design! This award honors designs that are deemed Fresh, Artistic, and Brilliant by the lauded committee of judges, and we couldn’t […]

Shea to design the next iteration of Butcher & the Boar in the North Loop

Butcher & the Boar is coming back, and it’s going to have a fresh face in the North Loop, courtesy of Shea. The next generation of the restaurant will be warm and rustic, with custom design touches that redefine the brand as one of the Twin Cities’ most preeminent places to dine. Get the scoop […]

The Copperfield brings new life to Mendota Heights

The Copperfield is open in Mendota Heights, and has already been deemed a winner. From its sleek, chic design to the family-friendly vibes and atmosphere, it’s the East Metro’s place to be for celebrating the everyday. The media is all in on the story and the food alike–check out the news below. See the full […]

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: “Bed Trends: […]

The Copperfield set to shine in Mendota Heights

Set for a September opening, The Copperfield is going to give Mendota Heights a new sparkle. From the team behind Green Mill, the Shea-designed bar and diner will have an all-day menu, expansive patio, and chic interior–posing it perfectly as a neighborhood haven and destination spot for grabbing a bite after events. The Pioneer Press […]

Farmers Kitchen + Bar brings market and cafe to former Spoonriver space
Set to open on August 25, the long-awaited Farmers Kitchen + Bar from the Minnesota Farmers Union is going to make a riverside splash in the former, famed Spoonriver space. The new cafe and market boasts memorabilia from Minnesota farm culture, and direct-from-the-farm goodies available for purchase up front. The food is all about the [...]
EaTo scores early rave reviews

It’s taken just a few weeks for EaTo to become an icon in Downtown East, and everyone’s taking note. With a market and full-service dining room set to open in the fall, FoodService News headed out for an early review of the takeout window and patio. The cocktails and concept garnered praise, with promise for […]

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: “Taking Restaurant […]

EaTo set to open with a Shea design

There’s a new kid coming to the east side of downtown. Formerly home to Eastside, EaTo is poised to be Chef Jamie Malone’s Italian mecca, with a takeout window, curated market, and dining room opening in phases through the end of the year. The takeout window and patio open this week, with additional Shea-designed spaces […]

Shea Principal discusses incorporating retail into restaurants with Restaurant Development + Design

The addition of retail to restaurant operations has exploded as a trend in the last year, providing an additional revenue stream for restaurants desperately in need during an unstable time. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding sat down with Restaurant Development + Design magazine to talk about why it’s not as much a trend as a lasting […]

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: “Open Kitchen […]

Central N.E. opens as a new hub in Northeast Minneapolis

Central N.E. is open in Northeast Minneapolis, bringing new life to the neighborhood with a bright Shea design. An industrial space that takes advantage of its historic warehouse environs, Central N.E. is a haven for everyone from brunchers to dog-lovers to cocktail connoisseurs, making it sure to be a local fixture. Get a tour from […]

Preston Spire gets a new name and Shea-designed office

Formerly Preston Kelly, Preston Spire is one of Minneapolis’ top advertising firms–and with a new president and a new name, the company has a totally fresh face. Headed by Chris Preston and Jennifer Spire, the firm has also made a big move to downtown Minneapolis, where Shea-designed digs await the newly rebranded team. The large, […]

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