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.

June 21 2018
Press releases

Major National Retailer Old Navy Outlet to Open at Outlets of Des Moines

Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa, and the region’s first outlet center has announced that retailer Old Navy Outlet is set to open this fall. As a major national fashion brand, Old Navy is all about fashion and fun for the whole family. The new 12,000 square foot store will include the latest trends for men, women and kids.

June 20 2018
Press releases

Chestnut Hill Square Offers Free Summer Fitness Series

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (June 2018) – Chestnut Hill Square is pleased to present a complimentary Summer Fitness Series on the second Tuesday of the month from July through September. All classes are free and open to the public. RSVPs are required for each class; space is limited. Gym membership for classes is not required. For registration information, visit www.chestnuthillsquare.com.

June 20 2018
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host June Flea for Y'all

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (June 2018) – Asheville Outlets will host Flea for Y’all, on Sunday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the shaded, tree-lined lot next to Field & Stream at the center. Shoppers are invited to discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, and delicious food and beverage. Additionally, pet adoptions are available at each event with a portion of the gate proceeds benefitting Mountain Pet Rescue. 

June 15 2018
In the news

Fisher Joins New England Development

Scott Fisher joined New England Development last month as vice president of leasing.  Fisher’s role at NED is dealmaking across its entire portfolio with a specific focus on NED's outlet shopping centers.  

Fisher has over 30 years of experience across a broad range of retail centers with a recent focus and expertise in the outlet business as a founder and principal of FFO Real Estate Advisors. He started his career with Western Development in Washington, D.C., and later joined Horizon Group Incorporated (HGI) in McClean, Va. 

June 15 2018
Press releases

Nauti Pearl Boutique Opens in Newburyport, MA

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (June 2018) - Nauti Pearl has opened at 18 State Street in Newburyport. The boutique is home to Nauti Pearl jewelry, an original line by award winning accessories and jewelry designer Lisa Darke that highlights a modern twist on favorite classics.    

June 15 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines to host Gold Wing Road Riders Association

What: Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa, will host Gold Wing Road Riders Association on Saturday, June 16. The Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) is the world's largest single-marque social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles. Dedicated to, friends for fun, safety and knowledge, GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political organization.

June 13 2018
In the news

Where to Eat at the DC Airports

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about hotels that are stepping up their culinary game. From Michelin Star restaurants to farm to table menus, hotels want to keep their guests’ and discerning locals’ palates satisfied. And thankfully, that mentality is making its way to our airports.

Not too long ago, airports in the United States were known for their limited options, overpriced fast food, and crowded airport bars. But gone are the days of travel and bad food going hand in hand.

June 13 2018
In the news

Where to Eat and Drink at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

It can be hard to find something good to eat at the airport, especially without a lot of time to search around. But there are dining gems in each of the city's local airports, which have been improving their hospitality offerings in recent years.

Eater has updated its guide to eating and drinking at Dulles International Airport for the summer travel season with info about restaurants in each terminal, recommendations about where to go for those with time to kill, as well as tips for travelers who just want to grab a bite on the way to the gate.

June 8 2018
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets ties into city’s Summer in Paradise with its own artist-decorated playhouse

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 7, 2018) — Palm Beach Outlets is partnering with the City of West Palm Beach to bring attention to Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County’s goal to build simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families around the world. It’s part of the city’s Summer in Paradise program from June 7 – July 26, which includes concerts, pop up performances, storytelling, games, activities, 4thon Flagler, unique dining, FlaminGo Croquet and 15 unique Fairy Tale Playhouses.

June 6 2018
In the news

PHL Celebrates 20th Anniversary of B-C Connector Marketplace

In June 1998, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Marketplace PHL LLC, the Airport’s concessions management partner, marked the grand opening of Philadelphia Marketplace at the Airport on the B-C Connector. The corridor, between PHL’s busiest terminals, was lined with local and national name-brand retail shops and a large food court. With the look and feel of a shopping mall, Philadelphia Marketplace was revolutionary in the airport concession industry and PHL was among the early trend-setters in what is now a popular concept in airport concession programs.

May 9 2018
Press releases

Fashion and Philanthropy Intersect on Nantucket With the Launch of the First Olivela Boutique

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (May 2018) – This June, the successful luxury and philanthropic fashion platform, Olivela (olivela.com) will bring a unique fashion and socially impactful shopping experience to Nantucket with the grand opening of its first boutique located at 25 Centre Street in the heart of the island’s most visited upscale shopping destination. Olivela will feature its expertly curated assortment of top designer brands, with a substantial portion of each sale directly benefiting the education of girls worldwide.

April 23 2018
Press releases

Christopher & Banks Now Open at Outlets of Des Moines


DES MOINES, Iowa (April 20, 2018) – Outlets of Des Moines is pleased to announce that women’s apparel store Christopher & Banks officially opened today. Christopher & Banks will carry clothing in misses, petite, women.

April 19 2018
In the news

A Lilly Pulitzer Cottage Will Open at Nantucket’s White Elephant

by ANTONIA DEBIANCHI

Lilly Pulitzer is headed to Nantucket’s premier hotel, the White Elephant, to flower one of the resort’s cottages with the brand’s signature color-popping looks.  

The Lilly-designed space veers from its typical Palm Beach-inspired designs and instead draws on the coastal vibe of Nantucket. From bedding to pillows to prints, the island’s signature blue and white color scheme adorns the cottage in various hues.

April 18 2018
Press releases

Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA Announces Opening of Verizon Wireless Store

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2018) – Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA has announced the opening of Verizon Wireless. The store is located in front of Market Basket at 200 Westgate Drive. The store offers a broad range of Verizon Wireless products and services including smart phones, tablets, connected car, small business solutions, home automation and security solutions from Vivint, and DISH TV.

April 18 2018
Press releases

New Retailers Announced on Nantucket

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2018) – Nantucket will welcome eight exciting new businesses to the island for Summer 2018, featuring an impressive list of new fashion and accessory boutiques, as well as a salon and spa. These new retailers will join Nantucket Island Retail’s expansive collection of over 100 shops, restaurants and recreation providers on the Island. 

March 27 2018
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host Give to the Musics Kids Day (and then some!)

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 2018) – Asheville Outlets will host Kids Day (And Then Some!) with Give to the Music on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be a free fun-filled day for kids and their families and will feature a performance by Rock Academy, Busker Event, Summer Camp Expo, Truck City AVL, Field & Stream Casting Event, crafts, face painting, balloon art and more!

March 15 2018
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Announces Expansion of Free Shuttle Bus Service

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 2018) – Asheville Outlets has announced the expansion of the center’s popular FREE shuttle bus service available for area hotels, convention locations and local attractions. The FREE Shopping Shuttle now runs daily. The shuttle can be reserved for individual or group transportation to and from the outlet center. To book the Asheville Outlets FREE Shopping Shuttle call 828-620-1803 or visit www.ShopAshevilleOutlets.com to schedule a pick up.

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