What’s New(s)

Shea partners again with Hazelwood Food + Drink for Woodbury location

Hazelwood Food + Drink has become a Twin Cities mainstay, with Shea-designed locations in Bloomington, Tonka Bay, and St. Louis Park. We’ve partnered again with Nova Restaurant Group to dream up a Woodbury location that will bring the same good vibes to the southeast suburbs, from the comforting food to the warm design and standout […]

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: “The New […]

Minnesota Monthly puts a shine on The Copperfield

The Copperfield has been making headlines since its opening last fall, and Minnesota Monthly critic Jason DeRusha recently visited the Mendota Heights restaurant. With a special spotlight on the killer design, the magazine noted that it’s a stellar upgrade on the idea of a neighborhood restaurant. See the full review here.

Billy After Dark to come to Billy Sushi with a Shea design

Billy Sushi has made a name for itself as the North Loop’s top spot for big-thinking sushi, a true celebration of the experience. And owner Billy Tserenbat is ready to expand on the concept with Billy After Dark, a below-ground, speakeasy-style spot serving up cocktails and small bites in a Shea space. A separate entrance […]

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: “Experiential is […]

Interlachen Country Club to undergo a $30 million capital improvement project with Shea at the helm

Edina’s famed Interlachen Country Club is set to make big strides over the next decade, announcing a $30 million capital improvement project in the Business Journal–one of the largest country-club projects in Twin Cities history. In partnership with Shea, the project will touch nearly every aspect of the club, from the golf course to designing […]

Smack Shack serves up a seafood adventure in Bloomington

Smack Shack has become a Twin Cities staple for the freshest seafood around, flown in daily, and down-home boils. The Pioneer Press headed to the new Bloomington location, a Shea-designed mecca for seafood built out of a former Fuddrucker’s, and raved about the expansive menu of under-the-sea treats, welcoming bar, and open space. See the […]

Minnesota Monthly praises a memorable experience at Khaluna

Khaluna has been one of the toughest reservations in town since its October 2021 opening, and there’s no doubt as to why–Chef Ann Ahmed has brought fresh southeast Asian flavor combinations to southwest Minneapolis in a way–and a space–totally unforeseen. Minnesota Monthly reviewer Jason DeRusha praises the box-checking aspects of Khaluna, from its stunning Shea-designed […]

Butcher & the Boar named a 2022 restaurant to watch out for

2022 is sure to be a year packed with exciting Twin Cities restaurant openings, and Shea has plenty on tap. The Star Tribune has rounded up a few coming soon, including the next iteration of Butcher & the Boar, a meat-lover’s haven opening in the North Loop soon. Get the details and see the full […]

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: “The Status […]

AxeBridge Wine Co. is changing the Twin Cities spirits conversation

The Star Tribune has called out AxeBridge Wine Co., the Twin Cities’ first urban winery, as a conversation-changer in the local spirits game. The Shea-designed winery and lounge is a North Loop standout, with a Champagne Room offering an elegant glass haven for private events and a terrace over the train tracks perfect for chatting […]

Star Tribune notes Shea clients thriving in Twin Cities neighborhoods

The past two years have been no picnic for local restaurants–and in their 2021 dining-out wrapup, the Star Tribune has given praise to the chefs that have thrived and the restaurants that have served as the hearts of their neighborhoods. Jorge Guzman of Kingfield corner spot Petite Leon gets a nod for his clever menu […]

Shea clients shine in Star Tribune best bites and experiences of the year

The Star Tribune end-of-year dining coverage is packed with Shea friends and clients, and their overall best moments of the year are no exception. The critics discuss their best dining experiences of the year, including the bespoke one at Shea-designed Demi, as well as their five favorite bites of the year, including a sweet treat […]

Khaluna called out as a 2021 top Twin Cities design

The Star Tribune is wrapping up its restaurant coverage for 2021, and has given a nod to some of the top Twin Cities restaurant designs of the year. Khaluna takes a leading spot, with praise for the resort-like vibes and Shea’s ability to bring chef/owner Ann Ahmed’s vision to life. See the full list here.

Shea named a NEWH Top ID Firm of 2022

NEWH, The Hospitality Industry Network, is one of the hospitality-design industry’s most respected organizations–and for the fourth year in a row, they’ve named Shea an annual Top ID Firm. This award recognizes design excellence, as well as support and leadership for hospitality designers, and Shea is honored to be in great company! Learn more about […]

Yum! Kitchen and Bakery opens a Shea-designed St. Paul location

Yum! Kitchen and Bakery is a longtime Shea client, with thriving locations in St. Louis Park and Minnetonka. 2021 marks the opening of the cafe and bakery’s third spot, a return to home for owners Patti and Robbie Soskin. Located at Selby and Snelling, in a corner spot just across from where Patti’s father grew […]

Petite Leon is Eater’s Best New Bar

The Eater Awards are out for 2021, and the Shea-designed bar at Petite Leon is a big winner. Lauded for sophisticated drinks, delicious bites, and a standout environment, the corner spot in Kingfield is taking the neighborhood joint to a new level entirely. See the full story, and check out the other award winners here.

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: “Food Halls […]

Shea projects score three 2021 MSCA STARR Awards

This year’s Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s Awards for Retail Real Estate represented a return to normal, and, as is custom, Shea projects cleaned up in their categories. Sidebar at Surdyk’s won the award for Interior Design: Full-Service Restaurant, Vivir took the prize for Interior Design: Quick Service/Fast Casual/Fast Food, and Saint City Running scored in […]

Shea Principal speaks on 2022 design

With 2022 on the horizon, restaurant and hospitality owners are seeing a lot of change in the industry–and design is no exception. Foodservice News magazine recently spoke with Twin Cities restaurateurs about what’s coming next for business and operations, and featured Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding’s take on the the design elements that will sweep through […]