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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, […]

Shea to spearhead Minneapolis Club redesign

At least one of the secrets behind Minneapolis’ most exclusive walls is out–Shea is spearheading a refresh of the exclusive, storied Minneapolis Club downtown. The nearly 140-year-old, ivy-covered haven in the heart of the city is launching a new business plan to attract and retain a new generation of members, starting with spaces that give […]

Shea Links: June

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 Four […]

Longtime Shea client Yum! set for St. Paul expansion

Yum! Kitchen and Bakery has been a Shea client and friend from the start, with their more than 15-year-old success in St. Louis Park and a 2015 Minnetonka location. Owners Patti and Robbie Soskin are expanding with a third location in St. Paul, and the space will have the signature Shea sparkle, including a four-season […]

The Grocer’s Table scores praise for seamless daypart switches

All-day restaurants are hotter than ever, and The Grocer’s Table is leading the way in Wayzata with a sharp Shea design and menus that transition easily between dayparts. A recent article in Food Service News dives into how owner Lindsay Pohlad works with her team to create vibes and culinary choices for daylong dining, all […]

Shea Links: June

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 Restaurant […]

Shea named one of the Twin Cities’ top architecture firms

2020 was a difficult year across all industries, but Shea is proud to announce that we’ve been again named one of the year’s top architectural firms in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal! We’re in excellent company, and have the deepest gratitude to the friends, partners, and clients who have made our […]

Making a Comeback: A Resource Guide to Downtown Minneapolis and North Loop Restaurants

The last year has been a trying one, not only for restaurants, but for downtown districts as a whole. We’ve pulled together a list of friends and clients in the North Loop and Downtown Minneapolis who are reopening for indoor dining, making their patios the place to be, and constantly expanding their business hours. It’s […]

Shea Links: May

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: “What Will […]

Petite Leon shines in South Minneapolis

It took a lot of nerve and ambition to open a new eatery in 2020, and those are things that Chef Jorge Guzman has in spades–and it’s paying off at Petite Leon, the Kingfield corner restaurant that’s officially moved from takeout-only to in-house dining. Eater stopped by to taste the food and rave about the […]

Vivir scores raves as a great shift of 2020

In a year full of ups and downs, the Twin Cities can agree that Vivir is one of the bright spots in the pandemic. The Northeast Minneapolis transformation of former fine-dining Mexican spot Popol Vuh is a light, bright space and concept, with a market of fun finds and food breathing new life into the […]

Shea Principal spills on second-generation restaurant sites

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurateurs are looking to expand their empires by taking on spaces vacated by former eateries. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding sat down with Foodservice News to talk about second-generation restaurant spaces–their pros and cons, what to look for, and what to be wary of. Read the full […]

Shea Links: May

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: “Pushing the […]

Eater takes a Sidebar at Surdyk’s tour

After a winter-induced hiatus, Sidebar at Surdyk’s is back with aplomb in Northeast Minneapolis. The Surdyk family re-opened the doors last weekend, and Eater snuck in to take a tour of the midcentury-inspired, Shea-designed space. With its sparkling blue-tiled, copper-topped bar and custom booths, sconces, and wallcoverings, the space truly glows through the glass garage […]

Shea design director speaks on future restaurant design

As we look towards the future of design at Shea and lead industry conversations about what’s next, we’re also taking what we’ve learned from the last year of “pandemic design,” figuring out what will stick and what were temporary fixes. Shea Design Director Cori Kuechenmeister spoke with Minnesota Monthly about the future of design and […]

Sidebar at Surdyk’s gets a grand reopening for spring

Spring has arrived with aplomb, and the restaurant reopenings are aplenty–starting with Sidebar at Surdyk’s, the new Northeast spot that made waves last fall. With a new chef, menu, and a patio waiting for you, Sidebar will reopen on April 23 to show off the Surdyk’s history and talented new Chef Randall Prudden’s chops. The […]

Shea Links: April

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: “Evolutions in […]

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