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Publications featuring Shea and our clients

P.S. Steak slays in early looks

P.S. Steak opens in the historic 510 Groveland restaurant space next week, and the media is chomping at the bit. Steph March or Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine gets a full look at the Shea-reimagined interior, praising the new second bar for its authenticity in the historic space, and the overall elegance that’s been restored to the […]

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: Shea Ink: […]

Shea designs score as Eater’s most beautiful of the year

Eater Twin Cities has rounded up the stone-cold stunners that opened in the Cities this year, and the list is packed with picks from Shea. Centro, Popol Vuh, Grand Catch, Lucky Cricket, and Lat 14 are all called out  as the best-designed restaurants of the year, all with the special Shea sparkle. See the full […]

Shea designs top the Star Tribune’s list of anticipated 2019 openings

The Star Tribune has released its annual list of the most anticipated restaurant openings, and as always, it’s stacked with Shea projects. The list includes several spaces that are currently in the Shea works, including P.S. Steak in the iconic 510 Groveland building, Demi from acclaimed local chef Gavin Kaysen, and modern American steakhouse Baldamar […]

The Star Tribune gets a P.S. Steak sneak peek

In partnership with Jester Concepts, Shea is beyond excited to be returning to the 510 Groveland building to restore the 1927 interior, letting its historic features shine in the new P.S. Steak. The Star Tribune spills design details and takes a peek at what’s in store at the restaurant, gearing up to showcase deep colors, […]

The Star Tribune showcases Centro/Popol Vuh’s rising chef

Casual Centro and high-end Popol Vuh bring the heat of Mexico to Northeast Minneapolis, in both Chef José Alarcon’s flavor and Shea’s designs. The restaurants together scored an impressive 3.5 stars from critic Rick Nelson, as he praises not only the talents of the chef but Shea’s renovation of a former glue factory into two […]

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: “Why Branded […]

Marvin Windows and Doors office featured on Design Milk

The inventive, chic design at the Marvin Windows and Doors metro-area office has been making waves since its completion early this year, and top design website Design Milk has taken note. Design Milk at the Office has a feature up on the space, highlighting its productivity-boosting aspects and clever use of Marvin products throughout the […]

Centro, Popol Vuh, and Lat 14 win Eater’s Annual Awards

The annual Eater Twin Cities Awards winners have been announced, and Shea-designed restaurants swept in multiple categories. José Alarcon of Popol Vuh and Centro took the Chef of the Year award, while Lat 14’s Ann Ahmed won the Reader’s Choice poll in the same category. And when it comes to restaurant design, Eaters know what […]

Shea projects Bat & Barrel and 7th Street Truck Park take MSCA STARR Awards

This year’s MSCA STARR Awards honored the best in restaurants and retail designed by Twin Cities firms, and Shea designs swept two categories. Bat & Barrel, the new restaurant and lounge space at Target Field, won the Best Design & Renovation: Interior Retail award in its size category, and indoor-food-truck joint 7th Street Truck Park […]

Shea-designed Popol Vuh and Grand Catch make Food & Wine’s list of 2018’s Biggest Restaurant Openings

Food & Wine magazine has just released its annual roundup of the Biggest Restaurant Openings of the Year, and for 2018, Shea scored big. The stunning, sophisticated Popol Vuh, bringing high-end Mexican flavors to Northeast Minneapolis, and crawfish-cracking joint Grand Catch (where bold flavors and design rule in St. Paul) have both made the list. […]

Bat & Barrel wins Best Renovation (MLB) award

Shea swung for the fences when we designed Bat & Barrel, a total reinvention of restaurant and lounge space at Minneapolis’ Target Field. Along with the Minnesota Twins and ballpark architect Populous, Shea designed a social space that is open to all game-goers and brings people together to take part in America’s favorite pastime. With […]

Andrew Zimmern’s Shea-designed Lucky Cricket hops up in St. Louis Park

Andrew Zimmern’s long-awaited return to the restaurant world has finally arrived, and it’s sure to be a smash hit. Lucky Cricket, a Shea-designed restaurant featuring Asian street food and a Tiki bar, has hopped into the West End area of St. Louis Park. Helmed by Chef Zimmern, with a Tiki program designed by expert Dean […]

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: “Hotel Foodservice […]

Shea-designed Lucky Cricket dazzles in previews

As Lucky Cricket kicks off previews for its November 19 opening, the early results are coming in from the critics—and one thing is for sure: The place is going to be hopping. From the lively space to the mean mai tais being poured behind the tiki bar to the fully refitted kitchen, it’s one of […]

Spoon and Stable holds a spot on Eater’s 38 Best Restaurants list

Shea-designed Spoon and Stable is becoming a staple on Eater’s annual list of America’s 38 Best Restaurants–the top food website just released this year’s edition, and Gavin Kaysen’s Minneapolis eatery holds its spot with pride. The stunner of a restaurant is praised for its local ingredients, comforting dishes, and is hailed as the “restaurant of […]

Shea-designed Baldamar Steak coming to Roseville

Often noted for its lack of inventive dining options, Roseville is set to get a major revitalization with the introduction of Randy Stanley’s Baldamar Steak. The spacious modern American steakhouse, from the owner of Wayzata’s acclaimed 6Smith, will be a sleek, sophisticated Shea-designed mecca for everything from celebratory steak and lobster to everyday burgers 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: “It Costs […]

Edwards Dessert Kitchen scores for elegance in the Star Tribune

Edwards Dessert Kitchen is the hottest dessert destination in the Twin Cities, the perfect place to settle in for a soufflé and a Sazerac—and the Star Tribune has taken note. Food critic Rick Nelson scored the restaurant three stars for its elegant takes on plated desserts, inventive flavors, and, of course, the stunning sit-and-stay-awhile space […]

Woolley’s Kitchen & Bar re-opens after a Shea sprucing

Iconic steakhouse Woolley’s Kitchen & Bar has been undergoing a Shea spruce-up for the last several months, and the restaurant has re-opened in Bloomington’s Embassy Suites with a whole new look. From a large central bar with a floating overhead to a totally refreshed dining area, the space is sophisticated and chic, with carefully considered […]