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 12 2018
Press releases

Halloween Happenings at Outlets of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (October 2018) –Trick or Treat Yourself at Outlets of Little Rock on Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. The center-wide trick or treating evening will feature participating stores handing out goodies for children ages 12 and under. First come, first served. While supplies last.

Participating children are asked to bring a canned food item for donation to be made to The Salvation Army.

October 10 2018
Press releases

Tasty tailgate challenge coming to Palm Beach Outlets

Who/What: Palm Beach Outlets is hosting the 2018 Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party, a community event benefitting Spirit of Giving, Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl’s charitable partner. Local restaurants will participate in a fun “tailgate” challenge to battle it out in a good old cook-off for local celebrity judges.

When: NEW DATE - Thurs., Oct. 25, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Where: In the courtyard at Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

October 9 2018
Press releases

Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store Grand Opening at Outlets of Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa (October 9, 2018) – Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa, and the region’s first outlet center, is pleased to announce that highly anticipated Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store will open on Friday, October 12. Known for timeless design and impeccable quality, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store will bring a variety of sophisticated, designer offerings to central Iowa’s newest shopping destination.

October 9 2018
In the news

Thousands enjoy Brockton’s first food truck festival

BROCKTON -- The city’s first food truck festival saw a turnout in the thousands at the Westgate Mall Saturday afternoon.

“I think it’s exceeded our expectations,” said Luciano Villani, vice president of the mall. “It’s been well-received by the community.”

People of all ages, as well as a few canine companions, meandered around the “Brews & Bites” festival, which took place from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the mall. There was no admission fee.

October 5 2018
In the news

In age of Amazon, Brockton shopping center evolves

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc

Oct 5, 2018 

The Westgate Mall is joining malls across the country that are transforming themselves to better accommodate customers in an age when online shopping has squeezed traditional retail stores.

BROCKTON – When the flagship Macy’s store closed down last year, it left a 140,000-square-foot hole in the Westgate Mall in Brockton.

October 3 2018
In the news

Hyatt Place Hotel coming to Altoona's Prairie Crossing

Ian Richardson  |  Des Moines Register 

A $14 million Hyatt Place Hotel is coming to Altoona's Shoppes at Prairie Crossing next year. 

Developer Mike Whalen said construction on the four-story, 112-room hotel could begin in early 2019. It will sit west of the Outlets of Des Moines, along the development's lake, at 480 Bass Pro Drive N.W. 

The Altoona City Council approved a site plan for the project Monday night. 

October 3 2018
In the news

Westgate Mall announces more new tenants

September 21, 2018

Burlington and Planet Fitness opened new stores this month at Westgate Mall in Brockton, Massachusetts.

In the past year, the regional mall owned by New England Development has drawn a number of new retail tenants, among them Staples, Chipotle, Verizon, and Xfinity.

“With Westgate Mall’s central location and diverse mix of offerings including Market Basket, our center continues to thrive in today’s highly competitive retail environment,” said the mall’s general manager Luciano Villani.

September 26 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Presents Fall Mustang Show & Shine

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (September 2018) – Outlets of Little Rock is pleased to present the Fall Mustang Show & Shine on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the center.  Visitors can see an expansive display of area Mustangs; there will be no judging or awards at this event hosted by the Central Arkansas Mustangers.

This free day of family fun will be held rain or shine; this is an open show and other makes and models are welcome. For more event information, visit

September 26 2018
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Hosts Ingles Air Dog Competition

ASHEVILLE, NC (September 2018) – Asheville Outlets will host a weekend of free family fun from Friday, October 26, through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Ingles Ultimate Air Dog Competition (UAD), always a crowd favorite, will be held all three days. A Community Yard Sale, Health Fair for People & Pets, Cover Dog Competition and Junior League of Asheville Touch-A-Truck round out the weekend activities.

September 26 2018
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host Season's Final Flea for Y'all

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 2018) –The season’s final Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The monthly Flea for Y’all has drawn in thousands of shoppers who delight in the marketplace’s unique offerings including jewelry, antiques, collectibles, indoor and outdoor furnishings, vintage posters and magazines, clothing and accessories, hand-made arts and crafts, delicate china and home accessories, garden items and more. Adult entry is $2; children and dogs are free.

September 25 2018
Press releases

Westgate Mall to Host Brews & Bites Food Truck Festival

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (September 2018) – Westgate Mall is pleased to present Brews & Bites Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the center. There is no admission charge to attend; craft beer and hard cider will also be available for purchase.

September 20 2018
Press releases

Westgate Mall Announces September 2018 Openings of Planet Fitness and Burlington

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (September 2018) – Westgate Mall has announced the September openings of two new tenants, Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., and Burlington (formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory). Burlington Stores, a leading national off-price retailer, will open a new 43,000 square foot store bringing approximately 50-100 new jobs to the community.

September 13 2018
Press releases

Serena & Lily and Lunette Optic to Open at Chestnut Hill Square

(Boston, MA) New England Development announced today that two new stores, Serena & Lily and Lunette Optic, will open at Chestnut Hill Square, an exciting lifestyle destination on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill, MA, early next year.

September 12 2018
Press releases

University Station Announces Opening of Panda Express

WESTWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS (September 2018) – University Station in Westwood, MA has announced the opening of Panda Express, America’s favorite Chinese kitchen. Panda Express prepares American Chinese cuisine full of bold flavors, fresh from the wok. The menu includes items such as Panda’s Original Orange Chicken, Broccoli Beef, Honey Walnut Shrimp and limited time offerings. Panda Express also delivers a delicious better-for-you WokSmart™ menu with lighter menu options. Eating well at Panda has never been easier.

September 12 2018
Press releases

5th Annual Pop-Up Shop Benefiting Women and Children First

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (September 2018) – Women and Children First (WCF) will host their 5th Annual Pop-Up Shop at Outlets of Little Rock. The event will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ($35 ticket); Friday, September 14th from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ($5 admission); and Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ($5 admission).

September 11 2018
Press releases

Chestnut Hill Square Presents Beyond Boundaries Free Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (September 2018) – Chestnut Hill Square invites you to Beyond Boundaries, an exciting exhibition of outdoor sculpture. This outdoor art installation, produced by Studios Without Walls, will be on display from September 13 - October 24, 2018 throughout 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 7 2018
Press releases

CambridgeSide Announces Opening of Zing Bowl

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (September 2018) – CambridgeSide (

has announced the opening of Zing Bowl, a new and unique option for those who want to enjoy a fast, healthy and tasty meal. Located near the food court in an innovative kiosk, Zing Bowl offers Brazilian fare featuring high-energy foods, which are freshly prepared and quickly served. This is the first Zing Bowl stand-alone eatery; Zing Bowl favorites have developed a strong following over the past few years and can be found at farmers’ markets.

August 21 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock to Host the Little Rock School District (LRSD) Southwest Cluster Team’s Parent & Family Engagement Back-to-School Event

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (August 2018) – Outlets of Little Rock will host the Little Rock School District's Southwest Cluster Team’s Parent, Family & Community Engagement Back-to-School event on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. This special day is for the parents and families whose children attend the local public schools in southwest Little Rock. 

“Outlets of Little Rock is proud to partner with our local schools for this important day for students and their parents,” explains Kiki Mannear, Marketing Director for Outlets of Little Rock.