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.

February 7 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Announces Free Indoor Adult Fitness Series

Little Rock, AR (February 2018) – Outlets of Little Rock has announced a FREE Indoor Fitness Series for adults which will commence on Thursday, February 15 and run through Thursday, March 15, 2018. The five session series will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Thursday evening at Outlets of Little Rock. Participants should BYOM, Bring Your Own Mat. The series is sponsored by the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center.

Fitness classes will include:

Thursday, February 15           Circuit Training with Hannah

Thursday, February 22           Aerobics with Jill

February 7 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock and The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center Announce a Free Mardi Party

Little Rock, AR (February 2018) – Area families are invited to join Outlets of Little Rock, Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center for a Mardi Party on Saturday, February 10  at 1:00 p.m. at the Outlets of Little Rock, M115 (near the Food Pavilion). Children 12 and under are invited to decorate their own carnival mask and kid size King Cake from Cinnabon. The event will feature FREE New Orleans themed craft stations, take home treats and beads for attending children. 

February 6 2018
In the news

Outlet mall encouraging good health for heart month

Altoona’s Outlets of Des Moines is planning to help customers stay fit and fabulous this February, American Heart Month, by putting customers in touch with the community's athletic training offerings.

“We looked for something with the beginning of the new year and we thought of heart health and fitness so we are having different fitness facilities come out and hold a class to get them exposure,” said Julie Dawson, marketing director at Outlets of Des Moines.

Classes will be provided each Saturday during the month.

February 2 2018
Press releases

Boston Rustic Pop-Up Store Opens at Chestnut Hill Square

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (February 2018) – Boston Rustic, featuring three shops within a shop, will open a pop-up shop at Chestnut Hill Square ( this February. With headquarters in Hopkinton, MA, Boston Rustic offers custom farmhouse style furnishings, rustic special event and wedding rentals, and Blooms by Boston Rustic. Boston Rustic was founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Faleesha and Joseph Gaylord when they could not find the right pieces for the rustic theme of their own wedding. 

February 1 2018
Press releases

Timeless Travel and Tous Open at Philadelphia International Airport

PHILADELPHIA — Feb. 1, 2018 — MarketPlace PHL announces Timeless Travel and Tous are open for business, with Tous making its United States airport debut. MarketPlace PHL, the management company responsible for the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Jan. 29.

February 1 2018
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL Honors Black History Month with Jazz Series and Historical Imagery

PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 31, 2018 — MarketPlace PHL, the restaurant and retail concessions management company at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), launches its winter Jazz Series in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 1 and debuts celebrated African American art. The Jazz Series will continue every Thursday in February from 4-5 p.m.

January 25 2018
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to host national anthem tryouts

Palm Beach Outlets to host national anthem tryouts

Who: Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and Palm Beach Outlets

What: Auditions are being held to perform the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Houston Astros or Washington Nationals spring training game. The song must be performed a capella as a traditional rendition and last one minute and 30 seconds or shorter.

When: Sat., Jan. 27 - 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Arrive at 10 a.m. to sign in.

December 29 2017
Press releases

Donate 2 food items — get free tickets to South Florida Fair

Who: For the fourth year in a row, Palm Beach Outlets and the South Florida Fair are partnering to collect food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

What: Food 4 Fun

When: Sat., Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

December 28 2017
Press releases

Newburyport Marinas named as a 2017 Boaters' Choice Marina by

NEWBURYPORT, MA (December 2017) – Newburyport Harbor Marina (, one of Newburyport Marinas’ four premier marinas and a New England Development Boating Destination, has been named a 2017 Boaters' Choice Marina by, based on the ratings and reviews of boaters. “The 2017 Boaters’ Choice Award recognizes the amazing work of our talented staff, who create a delightful place to dock for our patrons,” explains Richie Twomey, General Manager of Newburyport Marinas.

December 21 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace Development Announces 2017 Dulles International And Reagan National Airports Annual Concessions Excellence Award Winners

MarketPlace Development, the concessions program manager at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority are proud to announce their Concessions Excellence Award winners for 2017.

Awards were presented to Dulles International and Reagan National Airport retailers, quick-service food operators and restaurateurs at the fourth annual year-end merchant meeting held at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center on December 6, 2017. The following awards were given:

December 15 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL makes holiday shopping at the airport easy

PHILADELPHIA – Dec. 15, 2017 – In time for the holiday season, MarketPlace PHL and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have opened new retail and restaurant offerings throughout the concourses.

December 13 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock offers free Santa photos

Little Rock, AR (Holiday 2017) – Outlets of Little Rock will offer FREE Santa Photos to all visitors this holiday season. NOW through December 24th, every family who visits Santa at Outlets of Little Rock will receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image. (Additional photos and Christmas merchandise are available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply. Valid only through December 24, 2017.) 

December 12 2017
Press releases

Lucky Brand Jeans to Open at Outlets of Des Moines in Spring 2018

Des Moines, Iowa (December 12, 2017) – Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa, and the region’s first outlet center has announced that popular American denim retailer Lucky Brand Jeans will open early next year. Lucky Brand Jeans is set to open Spring 2018 with a target opening date in May. 

December 7 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Wins Commendation in the ICSC 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards

SCOTTSDALE, November 30, 2017 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards competition, recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in the U.S. retail real estate industry. ICSC has named Asheville Outlets, located in Asheville, North Carolina as a Commendation winner in the Renovations and Expansions category.  Asheville Outlets was developed and is managed by New England Development. 

December 5 2017
Press releases

iHeart Radio 99.9 Kiss Country for Marathon Toys for Tots Drive

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (Holiday 2017) – Asheville Outlets will once again partner with iHeart Radio - Asheville, 99.9 KISS COUNTRY and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve this holiday season for the annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive Marathon. Morning show hosts Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green will host a two-day live broadcast at Asheville Outlets in front of Field & Stream beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, December 15 and finishing at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

December 5 2017
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Receives Honorable Mention Best Shopping 2017

Little Rock, AR (December 2017) – The 2017 Groups Today Readers’ Choice Awards has named Outlets of Little Rock as an honorable mention designee for the Best Shopping 2017 category. The 2017 Groups Today Readers’ Choice Awards feature new categories for the Best 20 of 2017, where a full listing of first place and honorable mention winners is displayed.

November 22 2017
Press releases

Black Friday Hours at Boston area shopping centers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2017) – CambridgeSide in Cambridge, Chestnut Hill Square in Chestnut Hill, University Station in Westwood, Westgate Mall in Brockton and Newburyport Development Shops in Newburyport are all available to you for your Black Friday stories. 

We can arrange for photographers, film crews and shopper interviews. Each shopping destination will have special hours and exciting components to the holiday shopping experience; centers’ larger retailers are also noted for your convenience.