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.

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

by ANTONIA DEBIANCHI

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

NOV 7, 2017  |  JESSICA VAN DOP DEJESUS

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 
mwillson@wickedlocal.com
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.

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