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Publications featuring Shea and our clients

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.

Demi dazzles in previews

Media and friends-and-family previews have wrapped up for Demi, Chef Gavin Kaysen’s Minneapolis tasting-menu-only spot, and many of the locals are breaking their own review rules to give an early peek. Spoiler alert: The food, pairings, and service are stellar, and it’s a completely new experience for the Twin Cities. Check out the early looks […]

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: “A New […]

Food & Wine declares Demi the next hottest spot

Demi, Gavin Kaysen’s 20-seat tasting-menu venture, opens later this month, and reservations are booking fast—the next two months are booked nearly solid, and are filling up by the minute. Food & Wine has a story on the extremely successful reservation launch, plus tips for scoring a seat. See the whole piece here. The Business Journal […]

Bellecour and COV make Wayzata a Wall Street Journal destination

It’s no secret in the Twin Cities that Wayzata has a certain allure, with its charming downtown and stunning lakeside homes. The Wall Street Journal recently called out the town for the same reasons, adding that the local restaurants are a huge part of the town’s draw—including Shea clients Bellecour and COV. Get the whole […]

Bloomberg names Minneapolis one of the country’s most exciting food cities

Bloomberg has released an article insisting that the most exciting food in the country is to be found in smaller cities—and, naturally, Minneapolis made the list for its sophisticated, wide range of restaurants, with special mentions to Shea clients Spoon & Stable and Bellecour. Read the whole piece here.

P.S. Steak deemed straight-up stunning

Open less than two weeks, P.S. Steak has made a major splash on the Twin Cities restaurant scene, and it’s been universally acclaimed for Shea’s renovation of the historic space. Eater’s visual tour praises the rich, luxurious dining room, newly added second bar, and sultry elegance. And the Star Tribune praises the new restaurant for […]

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 Next […]

Jinx Tea to quench thirst in Linden Hills

High-end tea brand Jinx Tea is headed to South Minneapolis for its first brick-and-mortar location, and Shea will be helping to keep thirsts quenched in the neighborhood. The small space will feature cold-brew, tap-served tea and a walk-up window, and will be open in time for lake season. The Business Journal has the story here.