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.

May 14 2015
In the news

LGA shows skin — and support

(Queens Chronicle - May 14, 2015) Nearly 30 employees and passengers at LaGuardia Airport are now sporting a bolder bald look after participating in a head-shaving charity fundraiser Monday at the airport’s Center Food Court. This is the fifth year the shave has taken place at the travel hub, located in East Elmhurst.
May 7 2015
In the news

Opening date for new Westwood Wegmans supermarket announced

(May 7, 2015 - WCVB-TV) WESTWOOD, Mass. —Wegmans announced their fourth Massachusetts location will open to the public on Sunday, Oct. 11. 

The store, still under construction, be located on University Avenue in Westwood, near the Route 128 Amtrak Station. 

Best Supermarkets of 2015 ranked

When finished, the Westwood Wegmans will be a 122,000 square-foot supermarket including a Market Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and a complete wine and beer shop. 

May 7 2015
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Names Four New Employees to Management Team

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 7, 2015) — New England Development has named four new employees to the Outlets of Little Rock management team: Julie Adami, Melissa Boyle, Lauren Eddins and Gregory Roberts.

Outlets of Little Rock will be located in Gateway Town Center, positioned 10 miles southwest of downtown Little Rock, Ark., at the intersection of I-30 and I-430. Construction is underway for an October 16, 2015 grand opening.  

May 5 2015
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL Flies for Families in Annual Plane Pull

PHILADELPHIA — May 5, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) pulled together – literally – as a team at the seventh annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. MarketPlace PHL raised $7,410 for the PRMH.

May 4 2015
In the news

New England Development Opens 75-Store Asheville Outlets

(May 4, 2015 - REBusinessOnline.com) ASHEVILLE, N.C. — New England Development, a retail and outlet mall developer based in the Boston suburb of Newton, Mass., has opened the 75-store Asheville Outlets located at 800 Brevard Road in Asheville. The 325,000-square-foot, open-air outlet center houses such brands as Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach, Cole Haan, GAP Factory Store, J. Crew Factory, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and Vera Bradley Outlet.

May 1 2015
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to host SUNsational Mother’s Day Event

In honor of mothers and to bring attention to May as Melanoma Awareness Month, the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, Palm Beach Outlets and their volunteers will be presenting a community event the day before Mother’s Day that will offer sun safety awareness, promotions and activities for families so they may educate themselves about the dangers of over-exposure to the sun.

May 1 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Grand Opening Draws Huge Crowds

(May 1, 2015 - ASHEVILLE, NC) Asheville Outlets opened with great fanfare on May 1st as thousands of shoppers flocked to the new open-air outlet center located in Asheville, North Carolina.  Asheville Outlets is the newest destination for shopping in the greater Asheville market – the regional and economic hub for western North Carolina with a strong and growing visitor market. Shoppers will find many of the most popular names in the outlet industry, including Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach, Cole Haan, GAP Factory Store, J.

May 1 2015
In the news

Ready to shop! Asheville Outlets opens, draws thousands

(May 1, 2015: Asheville Citizen-Times) 

ASHEVILLE – For the first time in years, the parking lots are full again at 800 Brevard Road.

Once the site of the long-shuttered Biltmore Square Mall, the new Asheville Outlets attracted thousands of people to its 325,000-square-foot retail center even before doors opened to shoppers 10 a.m. Friday.

By 8:30 a.m., mother-and-son duo Cindy Cox and Trevor Cox were already standing in the growing line outside of Rack Room Shoes, which was giving away $35 gift cards to the first 50 customers.

April 30 2015
In the news

New England Development opens Asheville Outlets

(April 30, 2015 - ICSC Global Outlet Newsbrief) New England Development tonight will celebrate the grand opening of Asheville (N.C.) Outlets with a its Open Doors Open Hearts Charity Preview Night. The $20 price of each ticket will go to one of 20 local charities, as selected by each purchaser. NED will hold the ribbon cutting tomorrow morning, May 1, at the 350,000-sf center, its second outlet center after opening Palm Beach Outlets in 2014.

April 29 2015
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to Host Family Fun Fest during the Great Give

Palm Beach Outlets is encouraging the public to be a part of the Great Give in Palm Beach County by donating to Digital Vibez, which is an innovative nonprofit organization with a mission to further educational fitness through technology and the art of dance. Its objective is to provide avenues for kids to maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and recreational activities that incorporate technology and dance fitness. Digital Vibez has successfully created a fun and enjoyable exercise program in which the “fun” factor is still very valid.

April 18 2015
In the news

New Charging Stations Revealed at Asheville Outlets

(April 18, 2015 - News ABC 13) ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Recharging your battery while you shop at what's about to be the newest mall in the mountains. The Asheville Outlets unveiled two electric car charging stations this morning. Officials say they'll be convenient for visitors who can plug in and get a free charge while browsing and buying at the shopping complex. Electric car enthusiasts say this convenience makes the vehicles a more practical option. Two more stations will be installed soon. All are expected to be operational in time for the Asheville Outlets grand opening on May 1st.

April 17 2015
In the news

MarketPlace Again Hosting St. Baldrick’s Shave Event

(April 17, 2015 - Airport Revenue News) by Andrew Tellijohn April 17, 2015

MarketPlace Development, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and LaGuardia (LGA) airline partners are taking part in the annual St. Baldrick’s Shave event, which will be held May 11.

During the event, airport employees have their heads shaved to stand in solidarity with and raise money for kids fighting cancer.

April 16 2015
Press releases

Earth Day Celebration at Palm Beach Outlets

In honor of Earth Day, which launched on April 22, 1970, Palm Beach Outlets and the City of West Palm Beach will play host to a number of local nonprofits that will be sharing what they do to encourage environmental stewardship and how they can help individuals become more ecofriendly. According to the Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year.

Participating nonprofit organizations:

April 15 2015
Press releases

Vino Volo and Roster Named PHL’s Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter

PHILADELPHIA — April 13, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Vino Volo, D/E Connector, and Roster, B/C Connector, as its Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter, respectively, for Q3 2014-2015.

April 15 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Announces Four More Stores

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 15, 2015) – The region's first West Elm Outlet Store, favorite brands Bath & Body Works and Clark's Outlet, and Bible Outlet will all be opening at the new Asheville Outlets. Almost 50 outlet stores have been announced so far as the much anticipated outlet center prepares for a May 1st opening. Once completed, Asheville Outlets will feature over 75 name brand outlets and local retailers.

April 6 2015
In the news

Noodles & Company to Open Nearby

(April 6, 2015 - Dedham Patch)

Pasta restaurant chain Noodles & Company will open a Westwood location on Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m.

The first 50 guests on opening day will receive a coupon for a free bowl of noodles.

This is the third Massachusetts location for Noodles & Company, serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world. The Westwood locale is located in the new University Station development at 125 University Ave.

April 5 2015
In the news

Smashburger opens at University Station

(April 5, 2015 - Walpole Times)

Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, opened its second New England location at 203 University Ave., University Station, in Westwood on Wednesday April 1.

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