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.

June 22 2015
In the news

How is Douglass Karp Expanding His Dad's Retail and Hotel Empire?

(Boston Common - By Michael Blanding | June 22, 2015)  

Going to the mall wasn’t the same for Douglass Karp as it was for most kids. In 1972, his father, Stephen Karp, opened one of the first enclosed shopping malls in the Northeast; he would go on to develop dozens of malls and other shopping complexes around the country. “When we would go on vacation, we had to see what mall was built in the area,” says the younger Karp. “What I didn’t realize was that he was teaching me at a pretty early age about foot traffic patterns and where the anchors and the food court should be.”

June 15 2015
In the news

Planet Fitness Ready to Open in Lynn

(June 15, 2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn)

LYNN — Planet Fitness, the health club franchise known for its affordable prices, will open its first club in Lynn at 50 Boston St. — the old Johnnie’s Foodmaster — Tuesday.

A ribbon cutting will be held on Monday, June 25 between 4-6 p.m. with food, beverages and a raffle for the chance to win a one-year membership, among other prizes.

Up to the grand opening, new members can join for just $1 down and then $10 a month with no commitment.

June 15 2015
Press releases

Forever 21 to Open at CambridgeSide

CAMBRIDGE, MA (June 15, 2015) – Fashion forward retailer Forever 21 will open its doors at CambridgeSide on Saturday, June 20th at 10 a.m.  On grand opening day, the 103.3 AMP Radio Street Team and Vanessa Hale will host live radio onsite from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The first 300 people in line at the store on Level 3 at 10 a.m. will receive a free gift card valued from $10 to $210, and shoppers can enter to win a personal styling session for an outfit valued up to $150!

June 1 2015
In the news

New On Nantucket: Anchorage House

(June 1, 2015:  Town & Country Magazine) Searching for the perfect Nantucket cottage this summer but don't want to skimp on hotel amenities? We feel you (who wants to vacation without a plush bathrobe and room service?) and have no fear, The Wauwinet is here! We're blushing Nantucket red over the quaint hotel's (and home to award-winning and T&C favorite restaurant TOPPER'S) new three-bedroom cottage, the Anchorage House, located on the northeast end of the island and only steps away from two beaches – one on the Atlantic Ocean and one on the Bay. (Morning swim-check)

May 29 2015
In the news

Florida Currency Exchange to open in Palm Beach Outlets

(May 29, 2015:  Palm Beach Post) Florida Currency Exchange is set to open Monday at Palm Beach Outlets, mall officials have announced.

The company, which offers more than 80 currencies for exchange, will be located at the customer service desk inside at mall’s food pavilion.

The open-air outlet mall has been a popular shopping destination for out-of-town and international tourists.

May 28 2015
Press releases

Philadelphia International Airport Welcomes Retailers and Restaurateurs for Leasing Outreach Forum

PHILADELPHIA — May 26, 2015 — MarketPlace PHL, LLC, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, will host a leasing outreach forum on Thursday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Airport Marriott, 1 Arrivals Road, Philadelphia. Local, regional and national retailers, as well as quick service food operators and restaurateurs, are invited to learn about the leasing opportunities available in the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

May 28 2015
Press releases

New England Development Brings New Partner to Palm Beach Outlets Ownership

NEW YORK (May 28, 2015) – New England Development, one of the nation’s premier real estate companies, and Clarion Partners, a leading real estate investment manager, announced today that they completed the acquisition of Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida from Palm Beach Mall Holdings, LLC, an ownership entity comprised of New England Development, Eastern Real Estate and Lubert-Adler. New England Development will continue to be responsible for all development, leasing and management activities for Palm Beach Outlets.

May 22 2015
In the news

Wegmans now hiring for new University Station location

By Canton Citizen

(May 22, 2015:  Canton Citizen) Wegmans Food Markets announced last week that it is now hiring and training for both part-time and full-time positions for its new Westwood location on University Avenue near I-95, set to open on October 11. A variety of positions in all departments are available. These include a significant number of culinary positions, such as cooks and front of house.

[Wegmans will be one of two anchor stores at University Station.]

May 21 2015
Press releases

MarketPlace Development Earns Gold at the ICSC U.S. MAXI Awards in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2015 – This week, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced the winners of the U.S. MAXI Awards, highlighting the retail real estate industry’s most innovative marketing events, programs and technologies that add value to shopping centers and companies across the United States.

May 20 2015
In the news

More Stores Open at Sprawling Shopping Center Palm Beach Outlets

(May 20, 2015, USA TODAY 10 Best)

By Kristopher Neild
Palm Beach / West Palm Beach Local Expert 

When Palm Beach Outlets opened in West Palm Beach, it promised residents and visitors a complete shopping experience, one that would constantly evolve and offer patrons access to the best and trendiest retailers.

Construction and remodeling has never really finished, and in early 2015, three new shopping options were added, along with famed grocer Whole Foods. 

May 19 2015
In the news

Special Report: Preview of Outlets of Little Rock

(May 18, 2015 -  PALM BEACH, FL - Shoppers, get your wallets ready.

And job searchers, brush up on your interview skills because in five months the Outlets at Little Rock will be opening.

"Lots of saving.  Lots of community events. It brings tourists into the county. Economic development," says Pam Rada, Marketing Director of Palm Beach Outlets.

But many Arkansans are curious, what will the new outdoor mall bring? So Hilary Hunt went all the way to Palm Beach, Florida where New England Development's first outlet mall is located.

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
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 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 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 - 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.