What’s New(s)

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 + […]

Shea-designed Vivir named the “Ultimate Restaurant Pivot of 2020”

The shift that the team behind Centro made when they shifted upscale Mexican eatery Popol Vuh to fast-casual/market hybrid Vivir was one that exemplifies the dining scene in 2020–this new model of restaurants has been hugely successful in pandemic times. Shea partnered with the group to reimagine the space as a fun, energetic space that […]

Shea projects sweep 2020 STARR Awards

The annual Minnesota Shopping Center Association Awards have been announced, and Shea’s swept 2020. With winners in the Full-Service Restaurant category (Baldamar in Roseville), Quick-Service Restaurant (The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata), and the Design & Aesthetics Renovation/Remodel category (801 Chophouse in downtown Minneapolis), it’s a banner year for design. Congratulations to our team and all […]

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: “Working Well: […]

Vivir opens to breathe new life into Northeast

From the team behind Centro, Vivir is officially open in the former Popol Vuh space in Northeast Minneapolis–and it’s already bringing lively new vibes to the neighborhood. Get all the opening news below, from the Shea design to the market featuring Mexican makers to the flavorful menu and tantalizing pastries. See the full rundown from […]

Shea Links: November

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: “How Hotel […]

Sidebar scores in Foodservice News

Sidebar at Surdyk’s is making a big splash in Northeast Minneapolis, and Foodservice News‘ recent piece digs into the story behind the Shea-designed space, as the next generation makes its stamp on the Surdyk’s empire. Read the full piece here.

Petite Leon to open for takeout

Petite Leon, opening later this year with a full Shea-designed space, logo, and signage, is giving eager diners a sneak peek by opening for takeout and dinner parties beginning this Friday (alongside Chef Jorge Guzman’s pop-up concept, Pollo Pollo al Carbon). With online ordering making it easy, a mouthwatering menu tinged with Spanish, French, and […]

Shea Links: October

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 […]

The Grocer’s Table named Minnesota Monthly’s Best New Restaurant

In a celebration of the hospitality industry that’s been persevering hard all year long, Minnesota Monthly has released its nod to the best new restaurants in town, with The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata taking the top prize. Shea was proud to partner with owner Lindsay Pohlad to design the concept and space, both of which […]

Coming Soon to the North Loop: AxeBridge Wine Co.

Beloved Waconia winery Schram Vineyards is expanding to the North Loop with a little help from Shea, debuting new urban-winery concept AxeBridge Wine Co. With plans to open pending city approvals, the Shea-designed space on Washington Avenue has a goal of producing and selling 10,000 cases of wine each year. Get the scoop on AxeBridge […]

Shea Links: October

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: “Restaurant Design […]

Shea partners with Minneapolis restaurants to push city for public safety

The perception and reality of crime in downtown Minneapolis is growing, and it’s deeply affecting small businesses already feeling the strain of an economic downturn. Shea has joined more than 40 other small businesses to form the the Downtown Restaurant Group, an alliance devoted to public safety in the city’s heart to make employees and […]

KARE 11 on how Lindsay Pohlad and The Grocer’s Table are crushing it

The Grocer’s Table opened in Wayzata in June and has been thriving, even in the midst of a global pandemic. KARE 11 headed lakeside to talk to owner Lindsay Pohlad about what’s made the Shea-crafted concept so successful and the challenges she’s faced, deeming her this week’s “Woman Crush.” See the news story here.

Shea to design Atlanta food hall at The Works

Shea goes down south with the design for Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Food Works, set to feature 31 food stalls and an indoor/outdoor bar in partnership with Robert Montwaid and Andrew Zimmern. The 22,000 square-foot space will include local favorites as well as new concepts, and will open later this fall. Atlanta magazine has the scoop. See […]