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.

August 4 2015
In the news

Developer plans for luxury condos, park on site of Anthony’s Pier 4

(August 4, 2015 - The Boston Globe) 

Thirty-five years ago, restaurateur Anthony Athanas had visions of new office towers and condos rising from the windswept piers between his iconic Anthony’s Pier 4 and Fort Point Channel. Soon, they’ll rise from the site of his old restaurant.

July 30 2015
In the news

Reality Check: Economic Impact of Asheville Outlets

(July 21, 2015:  ABC News 13)  ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Just two months after opening, stores in the new Asheville Outlets are reporting record sales numbers.

Mall manager Sharon Morgan says more than 120,000 people visited the outlets on opening weekend. She says stores have already had several weekends with sales that topped that busy weekend. 

"It's literally exceeded expectations from the developers and it's exceeded expectations from the stores," Morgan said. "A lot of our stores have told us they're still exceeding their plan their companies have given them."

July 23 2015
In the news

At Nantucket Island Resorts, harborside chic

(July 23, 2015 - Travel Weekly)
In the 19th century, Nantucket blossomed into one of the richest towns in the country thanks to a thriving whaling industry. Two centuries later, the island channels its lucrative past by being one of America's most luxurious vacation destinations.

July 21 2015
In the news

Back-to-school event planned at Palm Beach Outlets

(July 21, 2015 - Palm Beach Post) 

Palm Beach Outlets will host a back-to-school event on Aug. 8 with craft-making, face painting and other kid-friendly activities.

[Shoppers looking for deals on the day after Christmas work their way through the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach on December 26, 2014. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)]

Shoppers looking for deals on the day after Christmas work their way through the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach on December 26, 2014. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

July 14 2015
In the news

Take a drone-led tour of this insane Westwood fitness center

(July 14, 2015 - Boston Business Journal) Luxury fitness club operator Life Time Fitness is set to open its three-story, 128,000-square-foot Westwood operation later this month and now we know more about what it looks like — courtesy of a drone.

The $28 million building on Harvard Street is the Minnesota-based company's first in New England. A formal opening is set for July 20.

July 13 2015
In the news

A popular Vietnamese food truck is expanding to the suburbs with new restaurant

(July 12, 2015 - Boston Business Journal)   Bon Me, a popular food truck that opened brick-and-mortar locations in Boston and Cambridge, is planning to open a restaurant in Chestnut Hill.

The restaurant would open this winter in Chestnut Hill Square, which is also home to a Wegmans supermarket, salad chain Sweetgreen and Equinox fitness center.

July 13 2015
Press releases

Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops to Hold Runway Fashion Show

PHILADELPHIA — July 13, 2015 — The runways at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have never looked so good. On Friday, July 17, Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops will host a fashion show featuring summer and fall’s hottest looks, all of which can be found at stores within the airport. The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders will be on-hand to serve as models for the show.

July 6 2015
In the news

A big-time player in luxury fitness clubs is about to open shop in Westwood

Jul 6, 2015
Eric Convey
Boston Business Journal
 

Luxury fitness club operator Life Time Fitness is set to open its three-story, 128,000-square-foot Westwood operation later this month.

The location on Harvard Street is the Minnesota-based company's first in New England. Construction cost about $28 million, Life Time stated in a news release. A formal opening is set for July 20.

Fitness highlights include: an aquatic center with laptop and leisure pools; basketball courts; cardiovascular equipments; weights; and workout studios.

July 2 2015
Press releases

West Elm Asheville Outlet Now Open at Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 02, 2015) – With shoppers waiting in line to get in, West Elm Asheville Outlet officially opened at Asheville Outlets on Thursday, July 2nd  at 10AM.  Representatives from Asheville Outlets and West Elm Outlet made brief remarks in front of the new store, cut the ribbon and opened the doors for the first time to the public. Shoppers were eager to get their first look at the new store and take advantage of the grand opening sales.

June 24 2015
In the news

Reagan National Unveils Trendy New Bar

(June 24, 2015 - Airport World) The sound of champagne corks popping could be heard at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this week as the gateway opened its newest bar.

Called District, the sleek new addition to the airport's watering holes is located pre-security in Terminal A.

Its opening, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, MarketPlace Development and OTG is part of an ongoing transformation of the terminal.

“We are thrilled to bring travellers this new pre-security experience," says OTG's CEO, Rick Blatstein.

June 22 2015
In the news

Peggy Adams to celebrate 90th anniversary at PB Outlets

(JUne 22, 2015 - Palm Beach Post) 

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a special event this weekend at Palm Beach Outlets.

The open-air mall will host a community celebration for the non-profit pet shelter from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

According to a news release announcing the event, three randomly selected winners will receive a $90 shopping spree to Palm Beach Outlets.

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
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 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 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)

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