March Store Openings Launch 2 Million sf University Station in Westwood, MA

Stores & eateries including Target, Nordstrom Rack, Wegmans open this year

WESTWOOD, MA (February 11, 2015) – University Station, Greater Boston's newest shopping destination, opens this March with some of the nation's most popular stores, including Target, Marshalls/HomeGoods, Nordstrom Rack, Sports Authority, PetSmart, Michaels, ULTA Beauty, Kay Jewelers, Starbucks, Smashburger, Famous Footwear, Fidelity Investments, dressbarn, David’s Bridal, Panera Bread, and Charming Charlie. The March store openings signal the start of much more to come in 2015: additional stores and eateries, New England's first Life Time Athletic, Gables Residential featuring 350 luxury apartments and Bridges by Epoch, a memory care facility.

University Station will open its first tenants in the beginning of March, with the grand opening of Target on Sunday, March 8, 2015. For the latest on store opening dates and new tenants, please visit University Station on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @UniversityStn.

Located on University Avenue at Exit 13 on Route 128/I-95 and adjacent to the Route 128 MBTA Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station, University Station is a 120-acre mixed-used development in Westwood, Massachusetts featuring an extensive mix of retailers, restaurants, recreation and residential housing, University Station will be a vibrant new community and gathering place.

“We look forward to welcoming local and area residents to this new shopping destination”, commented Douglass Karp, President of New England Development.  “University Station will be an exciting new addition to Westwood and brings together a mix of popular stores, restaurants, housing, and more. “  New England Development is developing University Station with Eastern Real Estate and National Development.

University Station will include 550,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space opening in 2015, including Wegmans, which was named, for the 16th year in a row, to Fortune magazine’s list of America’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For,” ranking fifth this year. The retail component will include fashion retailers, home goods and housewares, health and beauty, sporting goods and pet store, plus much more.

The initial residential component of University Station will be two buildings containing 350 luxury apartment homes developed by The Hanover Company in partnership with Gables Residential (www.gables.com) opening in late spring 2015.

Additionally, Bridges® by Epoch, an assisted living community developed as a joint venture between National Development and EPOCH Senior Living, will open a 64-unit assisted living residence specializing in memory care, this summer.

Life Time Athletic Westwood, opening summer 2015, will offer an unparalleled experience through fitness programs and certified fitness professionals to support the health and fitness goals of our members.  This healthy way of life destination offers a full-service spa, a cafe that provides a healthy diet, nationally renowned group fitness instructors and personal trainers, an indoor cycling studio, and cutting-edge fitness equipment.

Future phases of University Station will include additional restaurant, hotel and office uses, and up to 300 additional residences.

About New England Development

For over thirty-five years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management––delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types––and across the country. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.  New England Development is led by founder and Chairman Stephen R. Karp, Vice Chairman Steven S. Fischman, and President Douglass E. Karp.