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 25 2015
In the news

Asheville Outlets job fair set for Thursday, March 26

( - March 25, 2015) ASHEVILLE, NC - Job seekers looking for full or part-time employment are invited to attend the Asheville Outlets Job Fair on Thursday, March 26th at the WNC Agricultural Center. The event will take place from 8am to 7pm in the Expo Building, with participating retailers looking to fill over 800 full and part-time jobs.

March 19 2015
Press releases

List of Stores Coming to Asheville Outlets Continues to Grow

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 19, 2015) – Banana Republic Factory Store, Field & Stream, Coach Outlet, Brooks Brothers Factory Store – these are just a few of the stores Asheville Outlets has already announced this week. In case you’ve missed it, Asheville Outlets has been revealing store names every day as part of their Countdown to Spring. Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, will feature over 75 name brand outlets and local retailers. More stores are expected to be named leading up to the grand opening May 1st.

Today's stores include:         

March 18 2015
In the news

Westwood Apartments Aim to Draw Young Professionals, Empty Nesters

( By Scott Van Voorhis Correspondent March 18, 2015 3:20 PM

Long one of the top addresses for tech and biotech firms, Route 128 is about to become a destination for luxury apartments as well. The 350-unit Gables University Station in Westwood is set to welcome its first tenants in early June, featuring rents ranging from $1,900 to more than $3,000 a month. The upscale, four-story apartment community will take shape right off 128 at the new University Station mega development in the southern suburb.

March 17 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Continues Countdown to Spring with Store Announcements

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 17, 2015) – Asheville Outlets continues the Countdown to Spring today with additional stores revealed. The highly anticipated announcements will take place every day this week via social media. Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name brand outlets and local retailers. Stores disclosed today include:                  

March 16 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Counts Down to Spring with Store Announcements

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 16, 2015) – Asheville Outlets introduces the Countdown to Spring. The much-anticipated store announcements begin today and continue every day this week via social media. Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name-brand outlets and local retailers.

March 16 2015
Press releases

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Expands to Boston Area

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – March 16, 2015 – It’s about to get hot in Boston! Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, a casual dining concept that uses authentic 800-degree coal-burning ovens to create “well done pizza,” is expanding to the Greater Boston area. The company’s first Massachusetts location will open this spring at 119 University Avenue inside the new University Station plaza in Westwood.

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 16 2015
In the news

Teresa Richards Named GM at Outlets of Little Rock

(Arkansas Business - March 16, 2015) New England Development of Newton, Massachusetts, has named Teresa Richards as general manager of Outlets of Little Rock in the Gateway Town Center.

Richards began Feb. 2. The shopping center is set to open in October.

In a news release, New England Development said Richards will lead a management team responsible for marketing, operating and maintaining the center. That includes managing tenant relations, local leasing, customer relations and community relations.

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
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 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 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
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 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.”