What’s New(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: “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 […]

Smack Shack to open Shea-designed Bloomington location

Smack Shack, the Twin Cities’ beloved lobster-centric seafood spot, is set to open a Bloomington location with a Shea design. The new restaurant, just off 494, will have 344 seats and an expansive patio, and is expected to be open by summer. The Star Tribune scoops on the new space. Get the story from the […]

AxeBridge Wine Co. open in the North Loop

North Loop’s first urban winery is coming to town with a grand opening this weekend, and the city is hyped. From Aaron and Ashley Schram of Schram Vineyard & Brewery in Waconia, AxeBridge brings winemaking to Minneapolis, emphasizing local grape growers in a Shea-designed, industrial-inspired space that’s warm, with barrel-lined walls, seating nooks, and a […]

Shea Links: March

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 (Near) […]

Shea-designed Josefina set to open in Wayzata

There’s something fresh coming to Wayzata this week, and everyone’s buzzing. Josefina, the Roman-centric Italian spot from beloved Twin Cities chef Daniel del Prado, is opening its takeout window (Fina) this week to serve up pizza and snacks, with plans for the main dining space to open later with its full menu. MSP gets a […]

Shea Links: March

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: “Front of […]

AxeBridge Wine Co. opens March 27 with a Shea design

Minneapolis’ first urban winery is set to open at the end of the month in the North Loop, and everyone is ready to grab a glass. The full-production winery and tasting room, designed by Shea, will feature artisan wines on tap made with Minnesota-grown grapes, and will bring something completely new to the city. Bring […]

Menu and Name Details for Ann Ahmed’s Third Restaurant, Khâluna

Chef/Owner Ann Ahmed’s third restaurant is really getting underway in South Minneapolis–the Star Tribune has the dish on Khâluna, a Lao word meaning “to please,” a name close to Chef Ann’s heart and embodies the kind of compassion and hospitality that the restaurant will bring to guests. New menu details for the Shea-designed restaurant are […]

Shea-designed StormKing Brewpub & BBQ is North Loop-bound

There’s a storm brewing in the North Loop–the much-lauded StormKing BBQ is coming back to the Twin Cities after a few-year hiatus, and it’ll have a new face as Storm King Brewpub & BBQ, in a partnership with Rapid Brewing Co. With the same operations team (that also owns the acclaimed Black Sheep Pizza) and […]

Yumi Japanese opens Shea-designed Southdale spot

Beloved Japanese restaurant and bar Yumi is set to open its third location in March, in Southdale Center. The Shea-designed space will open as takeout-only, but will begin dining-room service in April. Everyone’s buzzing about the great sushi and more coming to the area–check out what the media is saying below. Get the dish from […]

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: “Trends Forecast […]

Petite Leon scores raves in South Minneapolis

Petit Leon is open for business, and it’s making a big splash in Kingfield. MSP magazine digs into the story behind the restaurant, the food, and James Beard nominee Chef Jorge Guzman’s inspiration–and how his long journey of ups and downs has led him to the corner spot in South Minneapolis. Designed by Shea, Petit […]

Lake Minnetonka Magazine sets The Grocer’s Table

In a year of uncertainty, The Grocer’s Table has brought a sense of grounded stability to Wayzata, offering a stunning dine-in and patio respite as well as a stunning spot for gifts, goods, coffee, and easy takeout meals. Lake Minnetonka Magazine dives into the story behind the space, speaking with owner Lindsay Pohlad about the […]

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: “The Future […]

Shea-designed Josefina is Wayzata-bound

The former Bellecour space on Wayzata’s Lake Street was bound to fill itself again soon, and Shea has stepped up in partnership with Chef Danny del Prado (along with partners Aaron Switz and Steve McMullen) to create Roman/Italian restaurant Josefina. The new spot will feature a wood-fired pizza oven, and the former bakery area is […]

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: “Form + […]

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