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.

November 26 2018
In the news

Long lines and delightful deals kick off Black Friday at Palm Beach Outlets

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —It’s time to buckle up for the busiest shopping time of the year. "We had dinner rather early so we could get here,” said a woman who was shopping for her grandkids at Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach Thursday night.

The lines at the Nike outlet were still wrapped around the store as of 11 p.m. Friday.

"What we've found more recently is that on Thursday, stores are offering better deals, better sales and people want to go shopping after eating some turkey. Why not burn it off?” said Sarah Kudisch.

October 9 2018
In the news

Thousands enjoy Brockton’s first food truck festival

BROCKTON -- The city’s first food truck festival saw a turnout in the thousands at the Westgate Mall Saturday afternoon.

“I think it’s exceeded our expectations,” said Luciano Villani, vice president of the mall. “It’s been well-received by the community.”

People of all ages, as well as a few canine companions, meandered around the “Brews & Bites” festival, which took place from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the mall. There was no admission fee.

October 5 2018
In the news

In age of Amazon, Brockton shopping center evolves

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc

Oct 5, 2018 

The Westgate Mall is joining malls across the country that are transforming themselves to better accommodate customers in an age when online shopping has squeezed traditional retail stores.

BROCKTON – When the flagship Macy’s store closed down last year, it left a 140,000-square-foot hole in the Westgate Mall in Brockton.

October 3 2018
In the news

Hyatt Place Hotel coming to Altoona's Prairie Crossing

Ian Richardson  |  Des Moines Register 

A $14 million Hyatt Place Hotel is coming to Altoona's Shoppes at Prairie Crossing next year. 

Developer Mike Whalen said construction on the four-story, 112-room hotel could begin in early 2019. It will sit west of the Outlets of Des Moines, along the development's lake, at 480 Bass Pro Drive N.W. 

The Altoona City Council approved a site plan for the project Monday night. 

October 3 2018
In the news

Westgate Mall announces more new tenants

September 21, 2018

Burlington and Planet Fitness opened new stores this month at Westgate Mall in Brockton, Massachusetts.

In the past year, the regional mall owned by New England Development has drawn a number of new retail tenants, among them Staples, Chipotle, Verizon, and Xfinity.

“With Westgate Mall’s central location and diverse mix of offerings including Market Basket, our center continues to thrive in today’s highly competitive retail environment,” said the mall’s general manager Luciano Villani.

August 1 2018
In the news

Boston Public Market will establish a presence at Logan Airport

Janelle Nanos | August 01, 2018

After three years overseeing the city’s first year-round, locally sourced food hall at 100 Hanover St. across from City Hall, the operators of the Boston Public Market planned to announce Wednesday that they will open a second outpost of the marketplace next spring in Boston’s Logan Airport. It’s one of more than a dozen new concessions being introduced to the travel hub — including Kelly’s Roast Beef, Santarpio’s Pizza, Sullivan’s Castle Island, and Saloniki Greek — in an effort to give the airport more regional flavor. 

July 30 2018
In the news

The Wauwinet: Best of Boston

If we asked you to close your eyes and imagine your ideal island hideaway, odds are you’d come up with a place a lot like the Wauwinet, where private beaches and sunny guest rooms boasting views of the ocean blue beckon. Grab a lounge chair on the waterfront lawn and soak up panoramas of passing sailboats, knowing that fresh hamachi crudo and cornmeal-crusted soft-shell crab—not to mention your choice of more than 1,450 wines—await inside Topper’s, the resort’s foodie-friendly dining room.

June 28 2018
In the news

Outlets of Des Moines Fills a Retail Void in the Metro Area

Outlets of Des Moines brings some of the best brand names in retail to the Des Moines metropolitan area, one of the strongest economies in the country. Retailers include such favorites as American Eagle, Asics, Bath & Body Works, Brooks Brothers, Converse, Express Factory Outlet, francesca’s, Le Creuset, Levi’s, LOFT Outlet, Lucky Brand Jeans, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley and Under Armour.

June 15 2018
In the news

Scott Fisher Joins New England Development

Scott Fisher joined New England Development last month as vice president of leasing.  Mr. Fisher’s role at NED is dealmaking across its entire portfolio with a specific focus on NED's outlet shopping centers.  

Mr. Fisher has over 30 years of experience across a broad range of retail centers with a recent focus and expertise in the outlet business as a founder and principal of FFO Real Estate Advisors. He started his career with Western Development in Washington, D.C., and later joined Horizon Group Incorporated (HGI) in McClean, Va. 

June 13 2018
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.

June 13 2018
In the news

Where to Eat and Drink at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

It can be hard to find something good to eat at the airport, especially without a lot of time to search around. But there are dining gems in each of the city's local airports, which have been improving their hospitality offerings in recent years.

Eater has updated its guide to eating and drinking at Dulles International Airport for the summer travel season with info about restaurants in each terminal, recommendations about where to go for those with time to kill, as well as tips for travelers who just want to grab a bite on the way to the gate.

June 6 2018
In the news

PHL Celebrates 20th Anniversary of B-C Connector Marketplace

In June 1998, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Marketplace PHL LLC, the Airport’s concessions management partner, marked the grand opening of Philadelphia Marketplace at the Airport on the B-C Connector. The corridor, between PHL’s busiest terminals, was lined with local and national name-brand retail shops and a large food court. With the look and feel of a shopping mall, Philadelphia Marketplace was revolutionary in the airport concession industry and PHL was among the early trend-setters in what is now a popular concept in airport concession programs.

April 19 2018
In the news

A Lilly Pulitzer Cottage Will Open at Nantucket’s White Elephant


Lilly Pulitzer is headed to Nantucket’s premier hotel, the White Elephant, to flower one of the resort’s cottages with the brand’s signature color-popping looks.  

The Lilly-designed space veers from its typical Palm Beach-inspired designs and instead draws on the coastal vibe of Nantucket. From bedding to pillows to prints, the island’s signature blue and white color scheme adorns the cottage in various hues.

March 26 2018
In the news

You Can Now Stay in a Lilly Pulitzer Cottage on Nantucket

Town & Country, March 26, 2018

Nantucket worshippers, rejoice: your favorite island just got even preppier with the opening of the Lilly Pulitzer cottage at White Elephant, one of Nantucket's chicest hotels.

The beloved brand has collaborated with the resort on a newly renovated cottage where you can spend the night in a Pulitzer-designed paradise. The Lilly Pulitzer Cottage at White Elephant is a perfect combination of Pulitzer's preppy aesthetic and White Elephant's signature luxury accommodations.

March 2 2018
In the news

Michael Kors to open at Altoona outlet mall

Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona is adding another store. Designer clothing and accessories retailer Michael Kors will open there this spring.

The store will be located next to Loft in the center of the outlet center. A sign announcing the addition covers the store’s window.

Also opening this spring will be two previously announced retailers Lucky Brand Jeans and American Eagle.

Michael Kors had operated a full-line store at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines before closing last year.

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.