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.

December 21 2018
Press releases

Chocolaterie Stam to Open December 22 at Outlets of Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa (December 21, 2018) – Outlets of Des Moines is pleased to announce that Chocolaterie Stam will open their sixth location in Iowa on Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 a.m. For over 100 years, Chocolaterie Stam has been producing hand-crafted white, milk and dark chocolate bonbons, buttery caramels, and truffles. The cases at Chocolaterie Stam are piled high with flavors, textures, and shapes that demonstrate Stam's unparalleled attention to detail.

December 19 2018
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CambridgeSide Hosts Peabody School Early Bird Singers to Perform for Shoppers

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (December 2018) – The Peabody School, part of the Cambridge Public Schools, Early Bird Singers are comprised of students in third through fifth grade. For the third year, The Early Bird Singers performed for shoppers at CambridgeSide during the busy holiday season. Students were then treated to hot cocoa and munchkins from Dunkin’ at CambridgeSide.       

December 12 2018
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Forever 21 to Open December 15 at Outlets of Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa (December 12, 2018) - Outlets of Des Moines is pleased to announce that popular retailer FOREVER 21 will celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. FOREVER 21 offers a wide array of on-trend clothing and accessories at affordable prices. The store will have a section for men, women, girls, plus-size apparel along with a wide variety of accessories. 

December 11 2018
Press releases

Shop Local in Newburyport for Holiday 2018

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (December 2018) – Newburyport Invitation Nights provide special evenings to enjoy and shop in Newburyport. Shoppers will find complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and unique shopping and dining in festive downtown Newburyport. Newburyport Invitation Nights will be held on Friday evenings, December 14th, and 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For a list of participating retailers and restaurants visit or

December 7 2018
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MarketPlace Development Appoints Kathleen Verret as Vice President, Washington Region

Washington, D.C. – December 7, 2018 – MarketPlace Development has appointed airport industry veteran Kathleen Verret as Vice President, Washington Region, for Ronald Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport.  Kathleen will direct MarketPlace Development’s airport concessions planning, strategies and programs at Reagan National and Dulles International Airports in partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

November 29 2018
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MarketPlace Development Announces 2018 Dulles International and Reagan National Airports Concessions Customer Service Excellence Award Winners

Washington, D.C. – November 28, 2018 – MarketPlace Development, the concessions program manager at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, along with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority are proud to announce their Customer Service Excellence Award winners for 2018.

November 19 2018
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Santa Arrives by Charles Riverboat at CambridgeSide

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2018) - Santa makes his magical debut at CambridgeSide arriving via Charles Riverboat on Friday, November 23rd at 10 a.m. at Canal Park outside the Food Court.

The first 50 shoppers at Santa’s arrival will receive a special gift from Santa, everything from a $5 to a $100 gift card or tickets to Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical at Boch Center Wang Theatre. While supplies last. First come, first served.

November 19 2018
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Santa Arrival at Outlets of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (November 2018) - Santa will arrive with great fanfare at Outlets of Little Rock on a fire truck to kick-off the magical holiday season. Children and their families are encouraged to attend Santa’s arrival on Saturday, November 24th at 10:00 a.m. which will feature complimentary Cinnasweeties from Cinnabon. Additionally, every family who visits Santa through Christmas Eve at Outlets of Little Rock will receive TWO FREE 4” x 6” Santa photos and a digital download for a single image. 

October 30 2018
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Fall Fun at Outlets of Des Moines

What: Join Outlets of Des Moines for fall fun for the entire family! Events include trick-or-treating, a Midwest vendor market and a Pints & Poses yoga class.

When: October 31 through November 6, 2018 

Trick or Treating, October 31: Join us for trick-or-treating fun throughout the center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participating stores will hand out goodies for kids ages 12 and under. First come, first served. While goodies last. Participating children are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Caring Hands Food Pantry.

October 22 2018
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Chestnut Hill Square Announces Holiday Pop-Up The Cashmere Sale

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2018) – Chestnut Hill Square ( is pleased to announce a special holiday pop-up boutique opening at the center. The Cashmere Sale, featuring an extensive selection of this-season cashmere sweaters and accessories at phenomenal price points, will open on Saturday, October 20th and remain open through Sunday, December 16th at Chestnut Hill Square.

October 22 2018
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Outlets of Des Moines Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Continued Growth and Commitment to Central Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (October 19, 2018) – Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa, and the region’s first outlet center, is officially one year old. To mark the occasion, the center hosted several celebratory events including the grand opening of Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, an art installation by Des Moines artist and illustrator Laura Palmer, one-year anniversary sweepstakes as well as music and entertainment for all ages. 

October 18 2018
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Massachusetts-Based Fine Art Photographer Steve Bennett to Provide Original Content for CambrideSide Large Scale Video Wall

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2018) – Steve Bennett ( a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based fine arts photographer, has teamed with CambridgeSide ( to create art for CambridgeSide’s video wall at the center. The content will consist of still and composite images by Steve Bennett with video treatments by motion designer Luis Socorro. The goal of the videos is to engage, mesmerize and inspire visitors at CambridgeSide.

October 16 2018
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Asheville Outlets to Host Boo Bash

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (October 2018) – Asheville Outlets will host BOO BASH on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. The FREE Halloween celebration will include trick-or-treating, strolling magic, crafts and balloon art. Additional family-fun activities and games will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Kids of all ages and dogs are invited to enjoy Boo Bash at Asheville Outlets. 

October 16 2018
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Westgate Mall Presents Trick or Treat

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2018) – Join us for Trick-or-Treat at Westgate Mall on Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.! The special evening of trick-or-treating will feature participating stores handing out goodies for children ages 12 and under. Festivities will begin in center court.

Each participating child is asked to bring a canned food donation for The Salvation Army. (All children must be accompanied by an adult. All elements are first come, first serve. While supplies last.) 

October 16 2018
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University Station Annual Halloween Happenings

WESTWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2018) – University Station in Westwood, MA has announced the center’s annual Halloween Happenings scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Families can enjoy a spooktacular time with music, games, crafts, treats and more! Children are asked to bring their own trick-or-treat bag. Halloween Happenings at University Statin will be located between Target and Wegmans. The event is free and open to the public. (First come, first served. While supplies last.)

October 16 2018
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1st Cambridge 10K Classic Presented by CambridgeSide, Sunday, November 18, 2018

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2018) – The 1st CambridgeSide 10K Classic will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 with registration starting at 6:30 a.m. and a race start at 8:00 a.m. The race will feature a tour around East Cambridge and Central Square running through Harvard Square with scenic views of MIT and Harvard University on a flat 10K course. Registration includes a long sleeve technical t-shirt, perks for teams over 20 and an indoor post-race celebration including live music and refreshments. Race proceeds benefit Cambridge Camping.

October 12 2018
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Halloween Happenings at Outlets of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (October 2018) –Trick or Treat Yourself at Outlets of Little Rock on Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. The center-wide trick or treating evening will feature participating stores handing out goodies for children ages 12 and under. First come, first served. While supplies last.

Participating children are asked to bring a canned food item for donation to be made to The Salvation Army.

October 10 2018
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Tasty tailgate challenge coming to Palm Beach Outlets

Who/What: Palm Beach Outlets is hosting the 2018 Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party, a community event benefitting Spirit of Giving, Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl’s charitable partner. Local restaurants will participate in a fun “tailgate” challenge to battle it out in a good old cook-off for local celebrity judges.

When: NEW DATE - Thurs., Oct. 25, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Where: In the courtyard at Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach