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Publications featuring Shea and our clients

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: “Atop One […]

Shea to design North Loop winery

Shea has kicked off the design process in collaboration with Schram Vineyards to create a winery in the heart of Minneapolis’ hippest neighborhood, the North Loop. With its history of industry, it’s the perfect area for a 10,000 square-foot city-centric winery that will include production facilities, a bar and tasting room, and patio for sipping […]

Demi scores a full four stars in the Star Tribune

Demi is the restaurant that completes Chef Gavin Kaysen’s Twin Cities trifecta: Following Minneapolis’ Spoon and Stable and Wayzata’s Bellecour, the tasting-menu-only spot is truly unique to the Mill City. The Star Tribune‘s glowing review of both the food and the space (a Shea design in collaboration with Chef Kaysen’s wife, Linda) proves that the […]

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: “Today’s Offices […]

Shea to bring ground-up Redlands Grill to San Antonio

As part of our continued partnership with J. Alexander’s Holdings, Shea has teamed up with the restaurant company to bring its Redlands Grill concept to San Antonio in a ground-up construction project. Slated to open in 2020, it will be the first ground-up Redlands to be developed. As the seventh new restaurant developed and built […]

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding gives the scoop on signage in Franchise Times

Exterior signage is paramount in the creation of a successful concept, giving potential customers their first impression of a space and an idea of the vibe and experience they can expect from it. Franchise Times dives into the topic this month, with Shea expert Tanya Spaulding discussing the importance of everything from readability to mockups […]

Shea-designed Centro and Popol Vuh are two-for-one in Restaurant Hospitality

Creating two dining concepts in one space is no small feat, but Shea took it on to transform a former glue factory into a duo of modern Mexican restaurants. One a taqueria and one a high-end dining experience, the restaurants work together and function with the same kitchen, but have completely divergent designs. Restaurant Hospitality […]

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: “Marriott Needs […]

Shea wins IIDA FAB Award for the Marvin Windows and Doors office

This year’s IIDA FAB Awards ceremony was an event to remember, where the top designers in the Twin Cities got glammed up and celebrated a year of great work. And it was a red-letter year for Shea, with our team winning the Best Small Workplace Design award for our work at the Marvin Windows and […]

MSP magazine praises the dining room at PS Steak

P.S. Steak has been building buzz all around town due to its ambitious menu, its rich design, and its historic location, and Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine has picked up on it. MSP critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl raves about the menu, the cocktails, and most definitely the totally transformed dining room, a Shea triumph that preserves the […]

Shea-designed Delta Marriott is named Classic Premium Hotel of the Year

The recent Shea renovation of the Delta Marriott in Northeast Minneapolis, a former Ramada Plaza, has made a major splash with the company: Marriott awarded the location its Classic Premium Hotel of the Year for 2018. A big congratulations to our client and the team!

Shea projects score for Final Four visitors

The Final Four is coming to Minneapolis, and everyone’s on the edge of their seats to see which teams will be shooting and dunking for the NCAA title. The Chicago Tribune wrote a story on where visitors can score the best food in town, highlighting Shea projects Popol Vuh, Eastside, and Demi as slam dunks. […]

Eastside and The Armory are New York Times must-visits

With the NCAA Final Four tournament on the horizon in Minneapolis, the New York Times has taken the liberty of breaking down five must-visit spots around the Twin Cities—and Shea-designed Eastside restaurant in Downtown East and The Armory have made the grade. See the full piece here.

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: “A Deep […]

Artful Living gives a guide to Gavin Kaysen

Since moving back to his native Minnesota and opening his first restaurant, Spoon and Stable, in the North Loop, Chef Gavin Kaysen has been working on building a Twin Cities mini-empire—including 2017’s Bellecour in Wayzata and this winter’s tasting-menu-only Demi, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Spoon & Stable. Artful Living breaks […]

Shea-designed Bacon Social House to open this spring

Bacon Social House has a new home to bring the bacon to—the Denver-based chain will be opening its first Twin Cities location later this spring, in the Thresher Square building in downtown Minneapolis. The bacon-centric brunch and dinner joint is designed by Shea, and will be the chain’s first venture outside of Colorado. The Minneapolis-St. […]

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: “Spaces That […]

Gavin Kaysen’s Demi delights Food & Wine

It may be French for “half,” but Demi is an entier success in Minneapolis. Gavin Kaysen’s latest, most ambitious restaurant yet has scored big points in Food & Wine as a modern, adventurous way to dine. The piece highlights Chef Kaysen’s career and the Demi experience, filled with culinary surprises, and praises the warm Shea […]

Shea clients named James Beard semifinalists

The James Beard Awards semifinalists list is out, and it’s packed with Shea friends and clients, including Pastry Chef Diane Moua of Spoon and Stable, Popol Vuh in the Best New Restaurant category, and Chef Jamie Malone of Grand Cafe for Best Chef: Midwest. Congratulations to them and all of the other semifinalists! See the […]

Shea signs light up Twin Cities restaurants

The neon-sign movement is lighting up restaurants around the country, and the Twin Cities are aglow with fun phrases on clever fixtures. WCCO reports on the trend, calling out three Shea restaurant designs—Edwards Dessert Kitchen, Grand Catch, and Lat 14—for their special glow. Check out the full piece here.