What’s New(s)

Shea talks post-pandemic prep for restaurants in Foodservice News webinar

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding joined a panel of food and hospitality experts last week to discuss how restaurants can prepare to welcome back their customers post-pandemic. Moderated by Foodservice News editor Nancy Weingarten Monroe, the webinar gave practical tips for thinking through operations as restaurants begin to reopen nationwide. Read the full rundown here.

Shea speaks with the Business Journal about office reopenings

All consumer-facing spaces are bound to change as a result of the global pandemic, and everyone’s looking to pivot to comply with government restrictions and to keep people safe and comfortable. With many offices looking to reopen over the next several weeks, Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding and CEO David Shea spoke with the Minneapolis-St. Paul […]

Shea gives Eater the scoop on restaurant reopening procedures

Eater called on Shea to give the scoop on how restaurants will look and feel when they reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. Principal Tanya Spaulding spoke with the site to discuss making diners and employees feel safe, while also creating spaces that are functional and still provide an experience for guests. Read the full piece […]

Shea talks restaurant reopenings on KARE 11

With the coming announcement of restaurant reopening restrictions for the projected June 1 date, eateries are making preparations to welcome back diners. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding brought the KARE 11 team to Black Sheep Pizza in the North Loop to talk through the changes restaurants will be making, and how we’re helping our clients implement […]

The Grocer’s Table to bring life to Wayzata with a Shea design

The Grocer’s Table is ready to come to life in June, bringing local groceries, easy takeout options, and more to the Twin Cities dining scene. MSP magazine headed out to Wayzata to take a tour of the Shea-designed space and highlighted the adaptations that we’ve been making with owner Lindsay Pohlad to create a spot […]

Moxy Minneapolis Downtown wins Finance & Commerce Top Projects Award

Shea-designed Moxy Minneapolis Downtown, a hotel created in partnership with Marriott in downtown Minneapolis, has scored big points with Finance & Commerce for its ingenuity and Made-in-MN spirit. The project was recently named one of the Top Projects of 2019 for its modern and innovative guest rooms, creative and welcoming gathering spaces, and localized touches […]

Shea-designed Demi a James Beard Best New Restaurant nominee

Shea is thrilled to announce that Demi, the 20-seat gem in Minneapolis’ North Loop designed in partnership with Linda Kaysen, has been nominated for the 2020 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. Chef Gavin Kaysen’s third restaurant has been lauded for its attention to detail in both food and design, spectacular pairings, and dishes […]

Shea Links: COVID-19 Resources

With the world turned on its head (especially in the restaurant and hospitality industries), we at Shea have pulled together some of the resources that we’ve found most helpful as we work to stay up to date on understanding what’s going on inside the industry, and to keep tabs on how we can all can […]

Shea Principal talks restaurant design amidst COVID-19 with Twin Cities Business

As COVID-19 social-distancing regulations continue to be put in place, restaurants have ceased their dining-in operations, but many are still looking to the future. Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding gave Twin Cities Business magazine the scoop on how a collaborative design office makes it work when everyone needs to distance themselves–and how Shea keeps up the […]

Supporting Local Restaurants In the Time of COVID-19

During this unprecedented and uncertain time, the restaurant and hospitality industry is deeply impacted by the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 situation—most recently by the statewide closure of all restaurants, bars, and gathering spaces to help stop the spread of the virus. We at Shea are offering any support possible to our clients and partners, […]

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: “Three Future […]

Shea Shows Off New-Construction Element by Westin
Provision Community Restaurant continues to flourish in Minneapolis

With its pay-what-you-can philosophy, Provision Community Restaurant is like none other in the Twin Cities. The Shea-designed eatery serves the community at two seatings, three evenings and one brunch each week. Working with partner organizations to source fresh ingredients, the Provision chefs create delicious dishes for patrons to share at community tables and pay what […]

Shea ranks on Interior Design’s list of Top Giants

We’re proud to announce that Shea is on Interior Design‘s list of 2020 Top Giants! It’s a huge honor, and we’re in great company! See the full list here.

Shea-designed seven-story Element by Westin opens in Bloomington

The seven-story Element Hotel by Westin is open in Bloomington, near the Mall of America, and it’s the largest ground-up, Shea-designed building to date! We’re thrilled to have partnered with Terratron and Marriott to make the project a reality and are excited to show it off. With 142 guest rooms, the extended-stay hotel is more […]

Shea partners earn James Beard Award semifinalist nods

The 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist list has been released, and we’re thrilled to announce that it’s packed with our partners. Gavin Kaysen’s 2019 tasting-menu gem Demi earned a Best New Restaurant nod, and the chef himself is in the Outstanding Chef category. Spoon & Stable’s Diane Moua is an Outstanding Pastry Chef finalist, and […]

Eater takes a close look at P.S. Steak’s winning design

P.S. Steak was the Eater 2019 Award winner for design, and with good reason–the Shea team worked closely with managing group Jester Concepts to create a dramatic space that would pay homage to the storied building’s historic roots. The Eater crew did a deep dive into the design, getting the scoop from Shea on process […]

Shea-designed Snack Bar scores Star Tribune stars

Isaac Becker’s fourth Minneapolis restaurant, Snack Bar, opened in October, and has been given a three-star nod by the Star Tribune. Praised for its pizza, pasta, and small plates, the restaurant is also heralded for its Shea-designed, intimate space that feels perpetually convivial and energetic. Read the full review here.

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: “Design Trend: […]

Shea clients score at the Charlie Awards

Last weekend’s Charlie Awards honored the best in food in the Twin Cities, and Shea clients stole the stage. Popol Vuh, the Northeast spot bringing Mexican cuisine to a new level, won for Outstanding Restaurant, while Lat 14’s Trish Galvin took the Best Bartender honor. To see the full list of winners and get the […]