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.

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.

November 21 2017
Press releases

CambridgeSide Announces Opening of Superdry™

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2017) – British lifestyle brand Superdry ( continues its global expansion with the opening of a brand new store at the newly renovated CambridgeSide. The CambridgeSide Superdry features the all Superdry’s new product categories, including Superdry Sport, along with well-loved favorites.

November 14 2017
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL welcomes new shops ahead of busy holiday season

PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 14, 2017 — MarketPlace PHL announced two new merchant openings ahead of the busy holiday travel season. Travelers now have even more shopping opportunities at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to pick up some of the best gifts available this holiday season.

November 13 2017
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Santa Arrival, Tree Lighting, and Free Santa Photos

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (Holiday 2017) – Asheville Outlets is pleased to welcome Santa Claus on Saturday, November 18 at 5 p.m. Santa will lead a parade featuring Enka Candler Fire Department and Enka High School Band leading all the through the center to officially light the 24-foot tree located in front of Forever 21. Paramount Kia of Asheville, iHeart Radio - Asheville and The North Carolina Arboretum will sponsor Santa’s festive arrival.

Immediately following the tree lighting, Santa will be available through Christmas Eve for FREE photos.


November 12 2017
Press releases

Chestnut Hill Square to host menorah lighting

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (Holiday 2017) – Chestnut Hill Square ( will host a Menorah Lighting on Tuesday, December 12 at 5 p.m. The evening will have a giant Ice Menorah Carving, Lighting (at 5 p.m.), Music and Light Refreshments. The afternoon activities are complimentary and open to the public.

November 12 2017
Press releases

Join MarketPlace PHL for the Winter Fashion Festival

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 11, 2017 — In the midst of the busy holiday travel season, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Marketplace PHL will be featuring the hottest winter styles during a runway fashion show on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-2:30 p.m. as part of the Winter Fashion Festival taking place from noon to 4 p.m.

November 9 2017
Press releases

HomeGoods to open this Sunday at Palm Beach Outlets

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — HomeGoods, which prides itself on offering “spectacular finds at prices that are equally so,” is set to open this Sun., Nov. 12. The new discount décor store will be located at Marketplace at the Outlets in the space formerly occupied by Sports Authority. The Marketplace is adjacent to Palm Beach Outlets.

November 8 2017
In the news

Where to Eat at the DC Airports


There’s been a lot of buzz lately about hotels that are stepping up their culinary game. From Michelin Star restaurants to farm to table menus, hotels want to keep their guests’ and discerning locals’ palates satisfied. And thankfully, that mentality is making its way to our airports.

Not too long ago, airports in the United States were known for their limited options, overpriced fast food, and crowded airport bars. But gone are the days of travel and bad food going hand in hand.

November 6 2017
In the news

Peek inside the new Wegmans, opening in Medford on Sunday morning

By Miranda Willson
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM

All of the 95 Wegmans Food Markets locations nationwide have at least one thing in common: the store’s main entrance always leads to the produce section.

“That’s because we got our start as a produce push cart back in 1916 in Rochester, N.Y.,” explained Valerie Fox, Wegmans media relations coordinator.