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.

March 16 2015
In the news

First stores announced for Asheville Outlets

(Asheville Citizen Times - March 16, 2015)

ASHEVILLE – With one tweet and one Facebook post Monday morning, Asheville Outlets momentarily stopped the ongoing speculation about which stores will be coming to the retail center when it opens May 1.

With plans to announce the full list of stores in the coming weeks exclusively through social media, the shopping center leaked the names of 12 stores Monday.

The 325,000-square-foot shopping center at 800 Brevard Road will feature about 75 retail stores when it opens May 1.

March 13 2015
In the news

Newest dressbarn Creates Fashion Destination for Westwood Shoppers

WESTWOOD, MA, Mar 13, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- dressbarn ASNA, -0.43% announces the grand opening of its newest location in Westwood, bringing value-minded fashion adventures and smart style solutions to community shoppers. District Sales Leader Colleen Burtman of the new fashion retail store located at University Station invites everyone to stop by to meet associates and see what's in store.

March 10 2015
In the news

Live where you shop, at the Gables in Westwood

(METRO - March 10, 2015)  Modern home comforts can include granite counters, hardwood floors, spa showers and on-site gym. And now, add one more benfit to the list: on-site shopping. Because the 21st century shopping mall isn’t something people drive to: They walk there from their apartments.

March 6 2015
Press releases

Summer Camp Expo to be held at Palm Beach Outlets

More than 30 local summer camps from throughout Palm Beach County will provide information at Palm Beach Outlets to hundreds of moms and dads looking for ideas of where to send their children to summer camp this year. There will be representatives from camps covering all areas of interest including art, sports, gymnastics, science, outdoors, theatre, horse, music, technology, ice skating, wildlife, swimming, photography, and dance.

March 6 2015
In the news

'Bar Symon' is Now Open at Washington-Dulles Airport

(Jaunted  - March 6, 2015) Fans of The Chew, Cleveland, or just celebrity chefs in general need to plan a little extra time in their travels, as there’s a new restaurant doing its thing at Washington-Dulles that might just be worthy of a layover.

Michael Symon and associates recently cut the ribbon on Bar Symon, and it is now open for business within Terminal D near Gate 16. We have not had a chance to enjoy a little airport dining as of yet, but it sounds like travelers can expect sandwiches, burgers, and other goodies—complete with both Greek and Italian influences.

March 5 2015
In the news

7 of the Largest Retail Centers in Mixed-Use Development

(March 5, 2015 - National Real Estate Investor)

While some experts may bemoan the decline of bricks-and-mortar retail, the asset class is actually thriving, especially when it comes to large-scale retail centers being included in mixed-use development. Here are seven of the largest retail centers currently under construction within mixed-use developments, all of which are set to open throughout 2015 and 2016. (Retail source: CoStar Group Inc.)

University Station

March 3 2015

Palm Beach Outlets to host Nutrition Walk

 As part of National Nutrition Month, Palm Beach Outlets will host a Nutrition Walk. Organized by the Palm Beach Dietetic Association, the walk is free and open to the public and is part of a campaign focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Anyone from the public may join the walk.

When: Sat., March 14, at 10 a.m.

Where: Palm Beach Outlets starting at Center Court

March 2 2015
In the news

Shopping center means more than just stores

By Dana Koman
Posted Mar. 1, 2015 at 8:42 PM


 Aside from new shopping destinations, University Station is set to bring a host of job opportunities for residents of Westwood and surrounding communities – from caregivers and personal trainers to restaurant servers and grocery store clerks.

Paul Cincotta, New England Development vice president, said more than 1,000 jobs would be created because of the 2-million-square-foot project.

March 1 2015
In the news

Target Opens This Week at University Station in Westwood

Canton Patch - By Liz Taurasi (Patch Staff)  March 1, 2015

The long-awaited arrival of the opening of University Station, as well as its first big anchor store is all happening this week.

On Wednesday, March 4, Target will officially open its doors at University Station as one of the development’s anchor stores.

University Station is located on University Avenue in Westwood, just off Rte. 128 at Exit 13. The development is adjacent to the Rte. 128 MBTA Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station.

February 27 2015
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets announces new store openings

West Palm Beach, Fla. — Three new stores are scheduled to join the more than 130 retail shops and eateries at Palm Beach Outlets and Marketplace at the Outlets.

Brahmin opened its latest outlet store today with an official grand opening to follow. The store features a wide variety of Brahmin’s quality handbags and accessories with great savings to be found. Handbag products will be marked up to 50 percent off.

February 25 2015
Press releases

Outlets at Little Rock Announces October Opening Date

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 25, 2015) — Outlets at Little Rock, featuring 75 outlet stores along I-30 in Little Rock’s Otter Creek area, announced a grand opening day of Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.  Arkansas’ first outlet project will celebrate with a full weekend of festivities just in time for the busy holiday shopping season.

“We have a strong list of retailers on board,” said Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development. “We know Arkansans are eager to start shopping, and the stores will be open in time for fall fashions and the start of holiday shopping.”

February 25 2015
In the news

Outlets at Little Rock to Mark Grand Opening on Oct. 16

(February 25, 2015 - Arkansas Business) The developers of the Outlets at Little Rock said Wednesday that the shopping center will mark its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 16.

The shopping center, located at Gateway Town Center at the intersection of I-30 and I-430 in Little Rock, is expected to bring 75 stores and support about 1,000 jobs. The development company, New England Development, hired CDI Contractors LLC of Little Rock to manage construction of the 325,000-SF center, which is also located near Bass Pro Shops.

February 18 2015
In the news

Westwood Development Opens in March

(February 18, 2015 - Hometown Weekly)

Town Planner Nora Loughnane is confident that residents will be pleased with the upcoming opening of the 2.1 million square foot University Station development that will include shops, restaurants, a fitness club, and building and office space.

“I think people are looking forward to having somewhere close to home where they can shop and go out for dinner,” said Loughnane.

February 17 2015
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to Host Girls II Women Body Image Event

West Palm Beach, Fla. — As many as 50 middle and high school-aged girls will be given the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Palm Beach Outlets on Sat., Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Co-organized by Girls II Women, a non-profit organization, and Palm Beach Outlets, it’s all part of an event that includes lunch, a tour, educational presentations, and, at last, shopping.

February 11 2015
In the news

Palm Beach Outlets’ First Birthday

(Boca Magazine - Feb 11th 2015) The 14th of February doesn’t belong solely to the Hallmark holiday of love. It’s also the day Palm Beach Outlets celebrated its grand opening in 2014. To celebrate, the outlets have planned a day of festivities for you.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect live music, entertainers, the world’s first ever birthday cake eating contest, plus activities for the kids.

February 11 2015
Press releases

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

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.

February 11 2015
In the news

Life Time’s giant health center coming to Westwood

(By Casey Ross Globe Staff  February 11, 2015)

Think of it as a giant indoor country club.

That’s one way to picture the much bigger, swankier version of the typical fitness center coming to Greater Boston in July.

A three-story building rising in Westwood will offer cycling, swimming, boxing, yoga, basketball, weight lifting, and just about every piece of cardiovascular equipment conceived by mankind. Then, you can get a massage and a manicure, all while your children are learning Spanish.

February 9 2015
Press releases

The Anchorage House at The Wauwinet to Open May 2015

The new three-bedroom Anchorage House at The Wauwinet will open May 2015 on Nantucket. Located on the northeast end of the island and steps away from two beaches – one on the Atlantic Ocean and one on the Bay—the new accommodation will evoke the feeling of a private beach house. The House will mirror a classic Nantucket cottage with wooden shingles and white trim. Celebrated local interior designer, Donna Elle, will bring coastal inspired elements with driftwood-like finishes and a palette of sunrise corals, sunset blues, and golden sands.