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The Grocer’s Table to bring life to Wayzata with a Shea design

The Grocer’s Table is ready to come to life in June, bringing local groceries, easy takeout options, and more to the Twin Cities dining scene. MSP magazine headed out to Wayzata to take a tour of the Shea-designed space and highlighted the adaptations that we’ve been making with owner Lindsay Pohlad to create a spot […]

Moxy Minneapolis Downtown wins Finance & Commerce Top Projects Award

Shea-designed Moxy Minneapolis Downtown, a hotel created in partnership with Marriott in downtown Minneapolis, has scored big points with Finance & Commerce for its ingenuity and Made-in-MN spirit. The project was recently named one of the Top Projects of 2019 for its modern and innovative guest rooms, creative and welcoming gathering spaces, and localized touches […]

Shea-designed Demi a James Beard Best New Restaurant nominee

Shea is thrilled to announce that Demi, the 20-seat gem in Minneapolis’ North Loop designed in partnership with Linda Kaysen, has been nominated for the 2020 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. Chef Gavin Kaysen’s third restaurant has been lauded for its attention to detail in both food and design, spectacular pairings, and dishes […]

Shea Links: COVID-19 Resources

With the world turned on its head (especially in the restaurant and hospitality industries), we at Shea have pulled together some of the resources that we’ve found most helpful as we work to stay up to date on understanding what’s going on inside the industry, and to keep tabs on how we can all can […]

Shea Principal talks restaurant design amidst COVID-19 with Twin Cities Business

As COVID-19 social-distancing regulations continue to be put in place, restaurants have ceased their dining-in operations, but many are still looking to the future. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding gave Twin Cities Business magazine the scoop on how a collaborative design office makes it work when everyone needs to distance themselves–and how Shea keeps up the […]

Supporting Local Restaurants In the Time of COVID-19

During this unprecedented and uncertain time, the restaurant and hospitality industry is deeply impacted by the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 situation—most recently by the statewide closure of all restaurants, bars, and gathering spaces to help stop the spread of the virus. We at Shea are offering any support possible to our clients and partners, […]

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: “Three Future […]

Shea Shows Off New-Construction Element by Westin
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Provision Community Restaurant continues to flourish in Minneapolis

With its pay-what-you-can philosophy, Provision Community Restaurant is like none other in the Twin Cities. The Shea-designed eatery serves the community at two seatings, three evenings and one brunch each week. Working with partner organizations to source fresh ingredients, the Provision chefs create delicious dishes for patrons to share at community tables and pay what […]

Shea ranks on Interior Design’s list of Top Giants

We’re proud to announce that Shea is on Interior Design‘s list of 2020 Top Giants! It’s a huge honor, and we’re in great company! See the full list here.

Shea-designed seven-story Element by Westin opens in Bloomington

The seven-story Element Hotel by Westin is open in Bloomington, near the Mall of America, and it’s the largest ground-up, Shea-designed building to date! We’re thrilled to have partnered with Terratron and Marriott to make the project a reality and are excited to show it off. With 142 guest rooms, the extended-stay hotel is more […]

Shea partners earn James Beard Award semifinalist nods

The 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist list has been released, and we’re thrilled to announce that it’s packed with our partners. Gavin Kaysen’s 2019 tasting-menu gem Demi earned a Best New Restaurant nod, and the chef himself is in the Outstanding Chef category. Spoon & Stable’s Diane Moua is an Outstanding Pastry Chef finalist, and […]

Eater takes a close look at P.S. Steak’s winning design

P.S. Steak was the Eater 2019 Award winner for design, and with good reason–the Shea team worked closely with managing group Jester Concepts to create a dramatic space that would pay homage to the storied building’s historic roots. The Eater crew did a deep dive into the design, getting the scoop from Shea on process […]

Shea-designed Snack Bar scores Star Tribune stars

Isaac Becker’s fourth Minneapolis restaurant, Snack Bar, opened in October, and has been given a three-star nod by the Star Tribune. Praised for its pizza, pasta, and small plates, the restaurant is also heralded for its Shea-designed, intimate space that feels perpetually convivial and energetic. Read the full review here.

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: “Design Trend: […]

Shea clients score at the Charlie Awards

Last weekend’s Charlie Awards honored the best in food in the Twin Cities, and Shea clients stole the stage. Popol Vuh, the Northeast spot bringing Mexican cuisine to a new level, won for Outstanding Restaurant, while Lat 14’s Trish Galvin took the Best Bartender honor. To see the full list of winners and get the […]

Baldamar brings the heat in the Business Journal

Baldamar is the steakhouse that’s been bringing the heat in Roseville since it opened late last fall, and the Business Journal has taken note. The swanky, Shea-designed space is this week’s featured Hot Spot, garnering praise for its spacious dining room, luxe bar, private dining spaces, and polished vibes. See the full piece here.

Yumi Japanese Bar + Restaurant opens in Cathedral Hill

Standout sushi spot Yumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar has officially expanded from its original Excelsior location, opening this week in a Shea-designed space in St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood. The new restaurant has undergone a complete transformation from its longtime tenure as Fabulous Fern’s, with modern, clean lines and an open kitchen to show off […]

Shea to design J. Alexander’s in Madison, AL

Madison, Alabama is going to be the proud home of a brand-new J. Alexander’s restaurant at the end of 2020. A recent press release announced that the Shea-designed restaurant will be joining the Town Madison development, clocking in at 7,350 square feet with space for 200 guests. Serving its signature American classics and award-winning wines, […]

Shea and Surdyk’s team up for Sidebar

Surdyk’s has been Northeast Minneapolis’ longtime star when it comes to liquor and cheese, but it’s going to be bringing a dose of glamour to the neighborhood with its new cafe and wine bar, Sidebar. Designed by Shea, the 60-seat restaurant is the third-generation Surdyks’ stamp on the brand, and will feature a centerpiece bar […]