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Juice So Good does good in the new year
Shea has been with juicing brand Juice So Good from logo to space design, and the company is spreading the cheer in the new year by contributing to customers, the community, and the planet. Check out a breakdown of their good deeds for the year below—we're proud to be a part of such a dedicated [...]
Get the scoop on Sameh Wadi’s soon-to-come Milkjam

Middle Eastern chef Sameh Wadi knows that Minnesotans are tough, and he’s ready to let them prove it by opening up shop at Milkjam Creamery in early January. The chef/co-owner of Saffron Restaurant & Lounge and World Street Kitchen is a longtime Shea partner, and we’re completing the trifecta with the ice cream shop, located in Minneapolis’ […]

GQ declares Spoon and Stable “life-changing”

North Loop restaurant Spoon & Stable is starting the new year off with a bang—a hot dish feature in the January issue of Food & Wine magazine was only the beginning for this Shea-designed restaurant. GQ and Foodbeast teamed up to produce a video at the Minneapolis hotspot, where hosts Elie and Rudy not only learned from mixmaster Nathaniel […]

Gavin Kaysen featured in Food & Wine magazine

Shea friend and client Gavin Kaysen of North Loop hotspot Spoon & Stable is best-known for his updated comforting cuisine—but he’d never taken on the hot dish until Food & Wine approached him for a feature in the January 2016 issue. He took on the task handily, presenting his dishes to a handful of tasting experts—the ladies from […]

Scott Petinga Group offices featured in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Shea is on fire with its workplace designs, and people are taking notice. Our recent work with the Scott Petinga Group to give the company a new home in a restored North Loop warehouse building has been featured as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal‘s Cool Offices. The space brings together old and new, combining […]

Chicago’s Urbanbelly is bound for Wicker Park

Shea client Urbanbelly is expanding from its Chicago West Loop locale—owner Bill Kim is bringing his noodle, rice, and dumpling concept to Wicker Park with a second location. Shea is excited to be a part of the Korean staple’s growth, and we can’t wait to share more in 2016! For more information, check out the Eater […]

Shea friends’ culinary careers celebrated

Congratulations to Shea clients and friends Lenny Russo of St. Paul’s Heartland Restaurant & Wine Bar and Lowell Pickett of the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant! Both were noted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune as Twin Cities culinary icons who have played an important role in the Twin Cities dining scene and will continue to do […]

Eastside and Spoon and Stable recognized as the year’s best

With so many great restaurants in the Shea portfolio, they’re bound to be recognized as the best in their class. Minneapolis Star Tribune critic Rick Nelson’s list of the top 10 dishes of the year includes notables from two Shea-designed spots: the pre-dinner housemade bread at Spoon and Stable, and the dressed-up meat and potatoes at Eastside. […]

Shea projects noted as best of the year

Shea was on fire in 2015, launching several award-winning workplace, hospitality, and restaurant designs. Minneapolis Star Tribune food critic Rick Nelson’s annual Best of the Year roundup included many of Shea’s projects from throughout the year, including Spoon and Stable, Union, Cast & Cru, Saffron, World Street Kitchen, Barrio, Eastside, IE, Crave, Burger Burger, 4 Bells, Salsa […]

Spoon and Stable named Restaurant of the Year

Former New York chef Gavin Kaysen’s North Loop hotspot Spoon and Stable has been named the Restaurant of the Year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Lauded for its seasonal ingredients, classic-but-contemporary approach, and “beauty of a dining venue,” the Shea-designed restaurant was also nominated for the 2015 James Beard Awards in the Best New Restaurant and […]

Avenida opens in Minnetonka

With the weather cooling down in Minnesota, Avenida has opened to heat things up. A project from Kaskaid Hospitality, the owners of the Crave empire and a handful of other restaurants, Avenida serves up Latin food in an elevated environment right next to Kaskaid restaurant BLVD. For more details, check out the story in the […]

Minneapolis’ North Loop named a top travel destination for 2016

Acclaimed travel resource Fodor’s Travel recently released its “Go List 2016,” highlighting the top places to travel in the upcoming year, and Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood has made the cut, with such company as Sicily, Nepal, and Guam. Fodor’s highlighted the ‘hood’s stylish boutiques, chic hotels, and convivial neighborhood, along with its killer restaurants, including […]

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal features 10 Missions Media’s cool office

It’s off to the races for media publishing company 10 Missions Media, which moved into its new Shea-designed space in August 2015. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal featured the new office in its Cool Offices feature, which highlights the best office design in the Twin Cities area. Praising the bold colors, and alternative workspace areas, the article is […]

MSCA STARR Awards 2015

Shea is pleased to announce that we’ve won a 2015 Minnesota Shopping Center Association STARR Award for our work at Spoon and Stable, in the Interior Design: Restaurant/Food Service category! The project, headed by Shea design director Cori Kuechenmeister, was praised for its open kitchen, jewel-box wine room, and comfortable, vintagey vibe. We’d like to […]

Kaskaid Hospitality uses new concepts to expand

Kaskaid Hospitality, the company behind Crave, Union, Salsa a la Salsa, and several other restaurants in the Twin Cities area and beyond, is ushering in the holiday season with plenty of big news. Brothers Kam and Kevyan Talebi, who operate nearly 20 restaurants nationwide, have just opened two new spots in the Mall of America, […]

Sushi Avenue’s growing empire

Longtime Shea partner Sushi Avenue, headed up by entrepreneur Nay Hla, is an ever-expanding empire, with three locations of Masu Sushi and Robata and several outposts of colorful quick-service spot One Two Three Sushi. The December cover story of Food Service News details Hla’s rise to the top and his plans for the future, noting Shea’s role […]

Shea hires Heather Sorensen as Director of Interiors

Minneapolis, MN—December 15—Shea, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of Heather Sorensen as Director of Interiors. Sorensen will handle day-to-day staff management in the Interiors department and act as a support resource for junior designers, taking charge of their professional growth and development. Sorensen will partner with Design Director Cori Kuechenmeister to elevate design […]

Eastside receives shining reviews

There’s no doubt about it: Eastside is the hottest ticket in town, and the Shea design, spearheaded by design director Cori Kuechenmeister, is stealing the scene in every star Hailed as downtown’s “hot new hangout,” the restaurant and its owner Ryan Burnet have been hailed Twin Cities gems by the Star Tribune. Critic Rick Nelson praised […]

Spoon and Stable featured as the Twin Cities’ best new restaurant

With a successful first year under its belt, Spoon and Stable is still going strong in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood. Gavin Kaysen leads a team dedicated to perfection at every service, and for that reason, Minnesota Monthly magazine named it the year’s best new restaurant. Read the full article here.

Jamie Malone’s Twin Cities Tour

Shea client, former executive chef at Sea Change, Food & Wine Best New Chef, and future co-owner of the much-anticipated Brut—Jamie Malone does it all, and few know the food scene in the Twin Cities better than the St. Paul native. She gave Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine the rundown on her favorite places in town to brunch, drink, have a […]