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.

April 19 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host Flea for Y'all

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 2017) – Asheville Outlets will be the new home and host for Flea For Y’all the last Sunday of each month, April through October 2017. The event will highlight a special partnership with OpenDoors of Asheville, the selected nonprofit for the 2017 season. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream.  

April 17 2017
Press releases

TJ Just Named General Manager at Outlets of Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 17, 2017) – New England Development has named TJ Just as General Manager of Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa.  Just will lead a management team responsible for marketing, operating and maintaining the center. This role includes managing tenant, customer, and community relations, as well as local leasing.

April 12 2017
Press releases

Woody's Steaks & Wings Now Open at Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 12, 2017) – Woody’s Steaks & Wings is now open at the Asheville Outlets Food Court. Woody’s Steaks & Wings features Philly cheesesteak and chicken cheesesteaks, wings, meatball and sausage subs, burgers, delicious sides and homemade desserts.

Woody’s Steaks & Wings rounds out the offerings at Asheville Outlets which now include Acropolis Pizza Café, ChinaMax, Starbucks, Auntie Anne’s and Lindt Chocolate Shop. Woody’s Steaks & Wings is located across from Starbucks.

April 10 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Announces Kids Day to Benefit Franklin School of Innovation

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 2017) – Asheville Outlets and Franklin School of Innovation will team up to host Kids Day at Asheville Outlets on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Kids Day provides an afternoon of entertainment for kids of all ages including, balloon art, a stilt walker/unicyclist, face painting, crafts, live music and more. The popular local groups The Buskits, as well as NC Mountain Music, will be on hand to perform. The afternoon’s activities are free to spectators and open to the public.

April 5 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL Announces 2017 Leasing Outreach Forum

PHILADELPHIA – April 4, 2017 – In conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, MarketPlace PHL, LLC, will host its’ 2017 Leasing Outreach Forum on Tuesday, May 9 starting at 9 a.m. at the Airport Marriott. With an annual influx of 30.8 million travelers, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a prime location for high passenger traffic, giving merchants access to a steady inflow of daily customers to increase brand awareness and revenue.

April 4 2017
Press releases

Franklin School of Innovation Students Design & Paint Mural in Asheville Outlets Food Court

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 2017) – As a special class project, Franklin School of Innovation art students submitted mural designs for the Asheville Outlets Food Court. The winning design is now being painted and is slated to be complete in April.

“The project has been an exciting journey for our art students,” said Katherine Robbins, Art Teacher, Franklin School of Innovation. “It is real-life experience! And, it is their first opportunity to work on a large scale project off school grounds,” Robbins continued.

April 4 2017
In the news

Nantucket Evolves from Hardscrabble Outpost to Posh Getaway

By Anna Gawel
Uploaded on April 3, 2017

In the 18th century, Nantucket’s wharves were bustling with harpoon-mounted ships and wind-swept sailors hauling in their precious cargo: sperm whales, whose oil was used in everything from lamps and soaps to pencils and perfume. The waxy substance — harvested from the whale’s head or from boiled blubber — fueled an industry that made the tiny island off Massachusetts the whaling capital of the world for over a century.

April 3 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Presents Spring Mustang Show & Shine

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (March 2017) – Outlets of Little Rock is pleased to present the Spring Mustang Show & Shine on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the center.  Visitors can see an expansive display of area Mustangs (there will be no judging or awards) from the Central Arkansas Mustangers. This free day of family fun will be held rain or shine. For more event information, visit

April 3 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock to Host Fro-Yo Bunny Social

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (March 2017) - Outlets of Little Rock will host Fro-Yo Bunny Social on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. The exciting day will feature goodie bags, the Easter Bunny and a sweet treat from TCBY. Complimentary and open to the public. First 150 children age 12 and under will receive bag and treat. While supplies last. First come, first served.


March 27 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Announces Free Shuttle Bus Service to Start April 1, 2017

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 2017) – Asheville Outlets announced a new, free shuttle bus service available for area Asheville hotels, convention locations and local attractions. The bus will run daily on a call-for-service basis from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with final drop offs at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, the bus can be reserved for private group transportation to and from the outlet center. The service will begin on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

March 21 2017
Press releases

Global Fashion Retailer H&M Expands to Open at Outlets of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (March 2017) – Outlets of Little Rock has announced that H & M, Hennes and Mauritz Inc., one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way, will open at the center in late 2017. H&M has experienced a warm welcome from customers and fans in Arkansas and is happy to continue to expand its store and employee count in the state.

March 16 2017
Press releases

New Balance Factory Store opens today at Palm Beach Outlets

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA — Palm Beach Outlets welcomes the addition of the New Balance Factory Store at 10 a.m. today,Thurs., March 16. Shoppers are invited to celebrate the grand opening with 20 percent off their entire purchase. All customers in line when the doors open will receive a free gift. Details are available at the store.

March 8 2017
In the news

PHL Airport among best, cheapest for food

The Philadelphia International Airport has been elevating its food-and-beverage game, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. It's been named one of the best among the top trafficked U.S. airports as well as the best for cheap eats. compiled nearly 75,000 restaurant reviews from the top 20 most trafficked U.S. airports, and gathered menu and pricing options to determine the best airport in terms of overall restaurant quality and variety, among others.

March 2 2017
In the news

H&M to Open Store in Outlets of Little Rock  March 2, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A new fashion store is moving into the Outlets of Little Rock later this year.

Global fashion retailer H&M made the announcement in a news release issued on Thursday.

H&M is described as "one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way."

The Outlets store space H&M will occupy measures about 20,000 square feet, and is set to open near the end of the year.

February 22 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL adds to Leadership Team

PHILADELPHIA — Feb. 22, 2017 — Marketplace, the management company for the award-winning retail program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), is pleased to announce the addition of Dynise Espeleta as manager of marketing and customer service.

February 21 2017
Press releases

Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival to Come to Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (February 2017) – Asheville Outlets and Food Truck Festivals of America will team up to host the Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Festival will take place from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and will feature an array of gourmet food trucks and craft breweries. Additionally, a special VIP hour will be available at 11 a.m. For more information and to purchase advance tickets visit

February 21 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host March of Dimes March 4, 2017

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (February 2017) – Asheville Outlets will host the March of Dimes 2017 March for Babies kick-off fundraising event, as well as, the first Miracle Models Fashion Show on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Families and businesses throughout Western North Carolina are invited to attend and start raising funds for March for Babies. During the kick-off, participants will have the opportunity to meet the event chairs and the 2017 Ambassador Family. Guests can also pick up fundraising materials, and prepare for a successful March for Babies team.