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.

October 12 2015
In the news

Final preps underway at Outlets of Little Rock

(October 12, 2015 - TVH11)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The countdown is on and we are less than five days away from the opening of the Outlets of little Rock.

The 325,000 square foot shopping mall located near Bass Pro Shops will open to the public on Friday, which means these next few days its full steam ahead for those working behind the scenes.

"It's exciting but its hectic and chaotic, we like to call it organized chaos," said Melissa Boyle with the Outlets of Little Rock.

October 8 2015
In the news

Get a sneak peek of the new Wegmans in Westwood

(October 8, 2015 - Boston Business Journal)  Every hour, on the hour, wooden barn doors spring open, a rooster crows and a beam of sunshine lights up a mural of rolling green hills at the front of the gleaming new Wegmans location in Westwood.

The rooster crowing is music to Jo Natale's ears.

"It's terribly exciting," Natale, a spokesperson for the Rochester, New York-based regional grocery chain, said on a tour of the new store this week. "We wondered if we would ever open the Westwood store."

October 8 2015
In the news

Outlets of Little Rock Starts Stocking Stores

(Fox16.com - October 8, 2015)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Outlets of Little Rock will open its doors in a week and more than 100 workers were on site Thursday making sure it is ready.

"There's a lot of madness happening," said Melissa Boyle, the marketing director for the outlets. "It's organized chaos, signage going up, merchandise coming in and paint going on the walls."

A ribbon cutting Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. will officially open the outlets to shoppers. The public can also enjoy live entertainment, food and giveaways, including a car. 

October 7 2015
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Releases List of Newest Retailers

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Oct. 7, 2015) – Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, announced additional stores today. Set to open to the public Friday, Oct. 16, Outlets of Little Rock are located next to Bass Pro Shops.

Stores announced today include:

September 30 2015
Press releases

Carson Kressley to Host ‘Looks for Less’ at Outlets of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Sept. 29, 2015) – Celebrity stylist and Emmy award-winning television personality Carson Kressley is bringing his inimitable brand of fashion expertise to Little Rock. The famed style commentator will host the “Looks for Less” fashion show at Outlets of Little Rock at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17.

September 26 2015
In the news

DOING BUSINESS: Mirbeau Inn & Spa offers 'Parents-To-Be' packages

By Emily Clark/eclark@wickedlocal.com
Posted Sep. 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills is offering “Parents-To-Be” packages so couples can enjoy the benefits of pampering and relaxation before the baby’s arrival. Here’s everything you need to know to take advantage of this offer that promises to make this celebratory process serene and luxurious.

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September 25 2015
Press releases

Field & Stream set to Open at Asheville Outlets on October 8th

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 23, 2015) –Field & Stream, a retail store specializing in hunting, fishing and camping gear, is set to open its second North Carolina location at Asheville Outlets on Thursday, October 8th.  Field & Stream will not only feature top brands, but also offer expert services to help shoppers make the most of their outdoor experience.

September 24 2015
In the news

'Bohemian' fashion brand to open large-format store in Chestnut Hill

(September 24, 2015 - Boston Business Journal)

Free People, the Philadelphia-based bohemian fashion retailer, has plans to open its first Boston-area large-format store in Chestnut Hill Square this Friday.

The 5,090-square-foot retail store will open at 200 Boylston St. It's the company’s largest store in the state since Free People opened its first retail location in The Shops at Prudential Center 10 years ago.

September 9 2015
In the news

At Dulles Airport, skip the Cinnabon and shop for the runway

September 9, 2015 - Washington Post  By Andrea Sachs

On impromptu shopping excursions in airports, I have picked up hand-carved wooden animals (Windhoek, Namibia), swishy print dresses (London’s Heathrow) and jingling jewelry (New Delhi). I still regret passing on the Chanel pinkie ring in Hong Kong. At Dulles, however, my most exciting purchase was a Snapple iced tea.

September 4 2015
In the news

Sneak peek at the Outlets of Little Rock

September 4, 2015  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- The countdown is on for the grand opening for the Outlets of Little Rock shopping mall.

The outlets are bringing dozens of stores and hundreds of jobs to the central Arkansas area.

Teresa Richards, general manager for the Outlets of Little Rock says they're working high up in the air and laying the final bricks into place down on the ground.

August 31 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Job Fair Set for September 16

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (August 31, 2015) – Area job seekers are invited to participate in Asheville Outlets' first on-site job fair. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 16th from 11am to 7pm. Participating retailers will be hiring for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions.

August 26 2015
In the news

You Can Now Shop for Designer Handbags While Waiting for Your Flight at Dulles

August 26, 2015 - Washingtonian - By Caroline Cunningham

Malls have left their heyday behind, but it’s looking like the new weekend hangout for shopping and dining may just be the airport.

In 2013, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) embarked on a nearly 36-month-long process to redevelop 90 percent of the dining and retail offerings at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.MarketPlace Development was hired to take on the task, and on August 19, they celebrated the launch of the new luxury shopping wing in Concourses A and B at Dulles.

August 20 2015
Press releases

Lucky Brand Now Open at Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (August 20, 2015) – Area shoppers now have another reason to visit Asheville Outlets – Lucky Brand is officially open. Lucky Brand brings the free-spirited lifestyle of its California-inspired fashions and accessories to its first store in Western North Carolina. After over 20 years in business, Lucky Brand has become an all-American icon and a driving force in denim and leather trends. The new store is located between the Nike Factory Store and Bath & Body Works.

August 17 2015
Press releases

MarketPlace Development Celebrates New Improvements To Food & Shops At LaGuardia Airport

QUEENS, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following several waves of upgrades, improved amenities, and new store openings, MarketPlace Development is pleased to announce that the redevelopment of Terminal B's Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport is nearing completion.  MarketPlace embarked on the redevelopment upgrade last year to refresh and revitalize the Food & Shops program while the Port Authority of NY & NJ continues its planning of a new state-of-the art terminal in the near future.     

August 17 2015
Press releases

MarketPlace Development Celebrates New Improvements To Food & Shops At LaGuardia Airport

QUEENS, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2015 - Following several waves of upgrades, improved amenities, and new store openings, MarketPlace Development is pleased to announce that the redevelopment of Terminal B's Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport is nearing completion.  MarketPlace embarked on the redevelopment upgrade last year to refresh and revitalize the Food & Shops program while the Port Authority of NY & NJ continues its planning of a new state-of-the art terminal in the near future.    

August 16 2015
In the news

Where to eat at Philly International Airport

(August 16, 2015 - BillyPenn.com)

“I wish my layover was longer,” said no one ever….except maybe those who’ve explored the food and drink options at PHL Airport.

August 14 2015
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock to Hold Job Fair September 10

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 14, 2015) - Outlets of Little Rock will be hosting a job fair to begin the process of filling hundreds of full- and part-time positions for many of the brand-name retail stores coming to the shopping destination. The fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Benton Event Center, located at 17322 I-30 in Benton, Ark.

August 10 2015
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Joins Susan G. Komen as 2015 Race for the Cure Gold Sponsor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 10, 2015) – Outlets of Little Rock will serve as a gold level sponsor for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Little Rock Oct. 10, just a week before the new shopping destination celebrates its grand opening Oct. 16. Gold level sponsorship includes a $15,000 donation from Outlets of Little Rock to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

August 6 2015
In the news

Florida back-to-school tax holiday starts Friday

(August 6, 2015 - WEST PALM BEACH  - CBS12) – This year’s 10 day tax free shopping holiday starts Friday, it’s the longest shoppers will get a chance to rack up tax free since 2007.

But as some deals begin to pop up, London and his dad are getting a head start. Shoppers getting an early start at the Palm Beach Outlets say the deals are endless.

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