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.

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 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.

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.

November 6 2017
In the news

Wegmans Opens in Medford

MEDFORD — They started lining up the dark and by the time the doors opened for the first time, they were more than 1,000 strong Sunday.

A fife and drum quartet playing spirited music harkening back to their Revolutionary War attire was not all that greeted the first customers of the new 120,000 square foot Wegmans at Meadow Glen in Medford on Opening Day Sunday.

Lots of smiling faces inside the store and some rock-bottom sales prices on everything from broccoli crowns to plain old milk were in no short supply as well.

November 6 2017
In the news

Wegmans Opens This Weekend At Meadow Glen Mall

By Alex Newman (Patch Staff) - Updated Nov 3, 2017 6:26 pm ET

MEDFORD, MA – This isn't your father's grocery store. Wegmans will open its fifth Massachusetts location, which boasts a hefty 450-person workforce in 120,000 square feet of space, at Meadow Glen Mall in Medford Sunday morning. Customers who arrive early can join employees in the Wegmans cheer as the team welcomes its neighbors to its new home.

November 1 2017
In the news

Boston’s CambridgeSide gets $30 million worth of love

Boston-based New England Development is wrapping up the $30 million renovation of its CambridgeSide Galleria, one of the first major urban malls in the U.S., built in 1990. Completion of the revived mall, renamed simply CambridgeSide, is set for this month. The project comprises about 100 shops and is the centerpiece of a 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development mere minutes from downtown Boston, in East Cambridge, one of the world’s largest high-tech and biotech innovation districts.

October 17 2017
In the news

Outlet mall fulfills decades-long dream for eastern Polk County

Patt Johnson Published 4:43 p.m. CT Oct. 16, 2017

When Outlets of Des Moines opens Friday in Altoona, it will be more than a discount shoppers’ paradise. The $100 million project will fulfill eastern Polk County's decades-long desire for a regional shopping center. “There’s been a lack of large scale retail options on the east side and this will fill a need there,” said Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development, the Boston-based company building the outlet mall.

August 22 2017
In the news

Charleys Philly Steaks sandwich shop will open this fall in the Outlets of Des Moines.

Patt Johnson, The Des Moines Register  Aug. 22, 2017        

Charleys Philly Steaks sandwich shop will open this fall in the Outlets of Des Moines.

Developer New England Development said Tuesday that the fast food chain would be one of three food pavilions at the outlet center in Altoona, which is set to open Oct. 20

Charleys, a Columbus, Ohio-based chain, also has a walk-up restaurant in Jordan Creek Town Center mall's food court in West Des Moines.

August 21 2017
In the news

Local restaurant will be featured at Outlets of Des Moines - Des Moines Register

In the first of five sneak peeks this week, Outlets of Des Moines has said a local business will join the center when it opens Oct. 20.

Teriyaki Boys, a casual quick-service eatery in Downtown Des Moines, will be located in the outlet mall’s food pavilion. The restaurant features meat, vegetables and sauces cooked on a grill teriyaki style. Teriyaki Boys will be one of three eateries in the food pavilion in the mall.

Teriyaki Boys owner Jay Wang also operates Wasabi Tao in downtown Des Moines, Wasabi Chi in Des Moines and Wasabi in Waukee. 

August 17 2017
In the news

Houseboat For Rent Offers Rooms With A View

NEWBURYPORT— It's sometimes said there aren't a great many hotel rooms in this community. But at least one alternative comes with a view of the water.

A houseboat called Dockside recently opened as an overnight rental, tied up at Harbor Marina behind the Starboard Galley restaurant on Water Street.

The houseboat is owned by New England Development and offers a one-loft bunk, a living room with a pullout sofa, a bathroom, kitchenette and dining nook. The craft also features a TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

August 14 2017
In the news

Outlets of Des Moines on schedule

Des Moines Register, By Jonathan Krueger

August 14, 2017

Everything is on schedule for the Outlets of Des Moines to open in October.

With good weather this summer, construction has been speeding ahead for the new shopping center in Altoona.

“Ryan Companies, our general contractor, has done a great job in getting the project complete to be turned over to us. That is scheduled to happen by the end of the month and some of the final touches are being made in the coming weeks,” said TJ Just, general manager of the Outlets of America.

July 7 2017
In the news

CambridgeSide has found a formula for success

By Janelle Nanos, Globe staff

July 7, 2017

On a recent Tuesday, two 17-year-olds from Medford did something that might be considered extraordinary by today’s retail standards: They wandered a mall, shopping bags in hand.

They weren’t alone. Throughout the afternoon, the corridors of the CambridgeSide shopping complex in East Cambridge saw a steady stream of customers come through its doors.

April 4 2017
In the news

Nantucket Evolves from Hardscrabble Outpost to Posh Getaway

By Anna Gawel
Uploaded on April 3, 2017

In the 18th century, Nantucket’s wharves were bustling with harpoon-mounted ships and wind-swept sailors hauling in their precious cargo: sperm whales, whose oil was used in everything from lamps and soaps to pencils and perfume. The waxy substance — harvested from the whale’s head or from boiled blubber — fueled an industry that made the tiny island off Massachusetts the whaling capital of the world for over a century.