News

Noteworthy news about New England Development and our diverse portfolio of properties
Media coverage of New England Development’s many projects keeps retailers, partners, communities, and customers informed of NED’s accomplishments, accolades, and community activities.

News organizations across the country are sharing the excitement of New England Development's new projects, new retailers, and new shopping and dining opportunities.  Articles in the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel announce store openings and concerts at Palm Beach Outlets, readers of the Washington Post learn about the exciting new shops and restaurants arriving at Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, and devotees of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler hear regularly of Nantucket Island Resorts’ many awards and accolades.

This is but a small sampling of the news coverage garnered by New England Development and our family of companies. A curated selection, below, provides a glimpse into articles and television coverage being published about our projects, people, and partnerships.

October 17 2017
In the news

Outlet mall fulfills decades-long dream for eastern Polk County

Patt Johnson Published 4:43 p.m. CT Oct. 16, 2017

When Outlets of Des Moines opens Friday in Altoona, it will be more than a discount shoppers’ paradise. The $100 million project will fulfill eastern Polk County's decades-long desire for a regional shopping center. “There’s been a lack of large scale retail options on the east side and this will fill a need there,” said Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development, the Boston-based company building the outlet mall.

October 16 2017
Press releases

Newburyport Restaurants Celebrate Savor Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2017) –Savor all the exceptional dining options Newburyport has to offer! Enjoy fixed-price offerings at favorite restaurants like Brick & Ash, Michael’s Harborside, Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante, The Poynt and more! For more information and a full listing of restaurants visit www.savornewburyport.com.

October 11 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL Hosts Fall Jazz Series

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 11, 2017 — Travelers passing through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz this fall. MarketPlace PHL, the restaurant and retail concessions management company at PHL, launched its fall Jazz Series on Friday, Oct. 6 and will continue the series by hosting new musicians each Friday in October from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 10 2017
Press releases

Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA Announces Opening of Staples

BROCKTON, MA (October 2017) – Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA has announced the recent opening of Staples, Inc. Staples is one in a series of new announcements for the mall which recently opened XFINITY Store by Comcast, and will open Chipotle in early December, among other openings.

October 2 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock to Host Motorsport Lab

LITTLE ROCK, AR (October 2017) - Outlets of Little Rock will host Motorsport Lab on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Motorsport Lab is an experience where drivers get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo or a Ferrari F430 with an instructor for laps on an autocross car control course (they may also choose to ride-along as a passenger).  

October 2 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Presents The Mustang Show & Shine

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (October 2017) – Outlets of Little Rock will present the Mustang Show & Shine on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the center. Visitors can see an expansive display of area Mustangs from the Central Arkansas Mustangers. As this is an open show, other makes and models may also be present. There will be no judging or awards.   This popular free day of family fun will be held rain or shine. For more event information, visit www.outletsoflittlerock.com.

October 2 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Announces Opening of 5D Adventure

LITTLE ROCK, AR (October 2017) – Outlets of Little Rock has announced the opening of 5D Adventure, a unique adventure unlike any other. 5D Adventure is motion simulation rides where riders watch a short 3D films with motion and environmental effects like wind & lightening. Riders’ chairs will move to what is happening on the large screen and the ride will transform them into the adventure they have picked.

October 2 2017
Press releases

Carson Kressley to Host ‘Makeover Miracles’ at Outlets of Des Moines

Des Moines, IA (Oct 2, 2017) – Celebrity stylist and Emmy award-winning television personality Carson Kressley is bringing his unparalleled fashion expertise to the Des Moines region. The famed style commentator will host ‘Makeover Miracles’ fashion show and makeovers of local participants at Outlets of Des Moines at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.

September 29 2017
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to host seven events in October

Shopping’s not the only fun guests can have at Palm Beach Outlets during the month of October. The shopping center is hosting a variety of special events — seven in all. Details follow. All events will be held at Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For more information, call Palm Beach Outlets at (561) 515-4400 or go online to www.palmbeachoutlets.com.

For media access to these events, call or text Doreen Poreba of The PR Czar® Inc. at (772) 215-2333.

Event #1

September 27 2017
Press releases

University Station in Westwood, MA Announces Courtyard® by Marriott Grand Opening

WESTWOOD, MA (September 2017) – University Station in Westwood, MA (www.shopuniversitystation.com) is pleased to announce the October 2017 opening of Courtyard® by Marriott® in Westwood, MA. The new Courtyard® by Marriott® will open its doors in mid-October and will be a welcome addition to the area with its close proximity to the MBTA/Amtrak station as well as its central location at University Station featuring top dining, recreation and shopping for hotel guests.

September 27 2017
Press releases

From Halloween to Christmas, Palm Beach Outlets adds holiday options

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The spookiest time of the year is just around the corner followed by holidays known for making the shopping season one of the busiest. Palm Beach Outlets is prepared to deliver on all counts, starting with the addition of Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins’ family owned pumpkin patch on October 7. Its goal is to create an unparalleled family experience.

September 27 2017
Press releases

Imagination Movers LIVE Oct. 22 at Outlets of Des Moines

Des Moines, IA (Sept. 27, 2017) – The high-energy, interactive Imagination Movers will perform live on Sunday, Oct. 22th at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. as part of the Grand Opening celebration for Outlets of Des Moines. The Emmy-winning Imagination Movers is a rock band for families and have been seen worldwide on the Disney Junior Channel. 

September 26 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Presents Columbus Day Weekend of Entertainment

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 2017) – Asheville Outlets presents a Columbus Day weekend of exciting entertainment  featuring three free events . Always a crowd favorite, the third annual Ingles and iHeart Radio - Ultimate Air Dogs (UAD) competition will be held October 6 – 8. In addition, Community Day will be October 7 and Critter Magazine Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition, October 8.

Ingles Ultimate Air Dogs Competition, Friday – Sunday, October 6 - 8

September 25 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL Celebrates Seventh Annual Restaurant Week

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 25, 2017 — Come enjoy delicious seafood, juicy burgers, crisp salads and more as part of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) seventh annual Restaurant Week. From Oct. 21-27, eateries throughout the airport will offer prix fixed menus to the 84,000 travelers who pass through the airport each day.

September 19 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL Raises Money for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 19, 2017 — MarketPlace PHL team members and representatives from several merchants in the Philadelphia International Airport came together on Sunday, Sept. 10 for the ninth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. The MarketPlace PHL team raised a total of $3,470 to support the PRMH.

The Plane Pull event features teams from around the city competing against each other to determine which team can pull a plane the fastest over a predetermined distance. This year’s event was held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac.

September 19 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines to Host Charity Preview Night Event Oct. 19

DES MOINES, IA (Sept. 19, 2017) – Outlets of Des Moines will host a sneak peek shopping night October 19th, the night before its Grand Opening. The “Open Doors. Open Hearts.” Charity Preview Night will provide guests an exclusive first look at the new, open-air outlet center with an evening of shopping, savings, prize giveaways, entertainment, food samplings and more.

September 14 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Hosts Flea for Y'all

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 2017) – Asheville Outlets will team up with OpenDoors of Asheville to host Flea for Y’all the last Sunday of each month through October 2017. The Flea takes over the tree-lined lot next to Field & Stream. The next Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 12 2017
Press releases

Chestnut Hill Square Presents Studios Without Walls Everything You Can Imagine is Real

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (September 2017) – Chestnut Hill Square will host the Studios Without Walls Everything You Can Imagine is Real art installation from September 15 – October 15 at the center. Studios Without Walls is a Brookline-based collaborative group of sculptors and conceptual artists who produce exhibitions of art in outdoor and public settings.

September 11 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Offers Free Shuttle Service to/from North Carolina Mountain State Fair

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 2017) – Asheville Outlets will run a FREE shuttle service to and from Asheville Outlets to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair at the WNC Agricultural Center. The shuttle will be available Friday, September 8 through Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day (excluding Sunday, September 10 & Monday, September 11). Visit Asheville Outlets at the Fair on Friday, September 15. Fair-goers can register to win merchandise and gift cards from Asheville Outlets and pick-up a FREE coupon book.

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