What’s New(s)

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 […]

Shea-designed Central NE to open in Northeast Minneapolis

With a style and soul that embraces its Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood, Central NE is slated to open this week on the 700 block of Central Avenue. The Shea brand and design is clean and clever, perfectly in keeping with the from-scratch American food coming out of the kitchen. Minnesota Monthly scoops on the opening. The […]

Salute Dental named a Cool Office by the Business Journal

Passing through Woodbury, the Salute Dental office may be mistaken for a high-end hotel or restaurant–and that’s just how the Salute team wanted it when they came to Shea to create their new ground-up space. Named this week’s Cool Office by the Business Journal, the building blends luxury and functionality seamlessly. See the full piece […]

The Grocer’s Table scores feature on Twin Cities Live

Opening a restaurant is hard right now, but opening one that flourishes is a real feat. The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata is proving itself to be the exception, and Twin Cities Live took note. The TCL team raves about the Shea-designed space and the concept, and sits down with owner Lindsay Pohlad to talk about […]

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: “The Next […]

Shea talks Back to Business with the Minneapolis Downtown Council

The Minneapolis Downtown Council has been at the forefront of figuring out how to keep downtown thriving during and after the COVID crisis. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding spoke on a panel of downtown Minneapolis business leaders to discuss what’s happening in the city now and what’s coming next. View the full webinar here.

Shea to collaborate on new Petite León in south Minneapolis

A new neighborhood restaurant is set to pop up at 38th and Nicollet, and Shea is thrilled to partner with the all-star team to create branding and space that will bring their vision to life. Petite León is the brainchild of Duck Soup Hospitality, which includes Chef Jorge Guzman and restaurateur Ben Rients, and will […]

Pine Mountain plans take the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal cover story

With COVID-19 turning the world on its head, many entrepreneurs are unsure about the future–but father-son duo Paul and Marshall Johnson are going all in on their $10 million investment to create Pine Mountain, a resort destination in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Shea has been a part of the project from the start, creating a master […]

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: “Dining in […]

Shea speaks in REJournals restaurant issues and trends webinar

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding took part in the REJournals webinar series on Breaking Through the Disruption, as part of the panel discussing Current Issues and Trends Affecting the Restaurant Industry. They touch on everything from changes in restaurant real estate to operational shifts and landlord-tenant relations, making it a worthwhile view for post-COVID planning. Watch […]