What’s New(s)

AxeBridge Wine Co. opens March 27 with a Shea design

Minneapolis’ first urban winery is set to open at the end of the month in the North Loop, and everyone is ready to grab a glass. The full-production winery and tasting room, designed by Shea, will feature artisan wines on tap made with Minnesota-grown grapes, and will bring something completely new to the city. Bring […]

Menu and Name Details for Ann Ahmed’s Third Restaurant, Khâluna

Chef/Owner Ann Ahmed’s third restaurant is really getting underway in South Minneapolis–the Star Tribune has the dish on Khâluna, a Lao word meaning “to please,” a name close to Chef Ann’s heart and embodies the kind of compassion and hospitality that the restaurant will bring to guests. New menu details for the Shea-designed restaurant are […]

Shea-designed StormKing Brewpub & BBQ is North Loop-bound

There’s a storm brewing in the North Loop–the much-lauded StormKing BBQ is coming back to the Twin Cities after a few-year hiatus, and it’ll have a new face as Storm King Brewpub & BBQ, in a partnership with Rapid Brewing Co. With the same operations team (that also owns the acclaimed Black Sheep Pizza) and […]

Yumi Japanese opens Shea-designed Southdale spot

Beloved Japanese restaurant and bar Yumi is set to open its third location in March, in Southdale Center. The Shea-designed space will open as takeout-only, but will begin dining-room service in April. Everyone’s buzzing about the great sushi and more coming to the area–check out what the media is saying below. Get the dish from […]

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 […]