News

Noteworthy news about New England Development and our diverse portfolio of properties

Media coverage of New England Development’s many projects keeps businesses, 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.  

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 9 2024
Press releases

Sabrina's Cafe Opens First-Ever Airport Location at PHL

PHILADELPHIA — April 9, 2024 — PHL’s marketplace of over 150 retail, dining and consumer service concessions just welcomed a familiar name last week. Sabrina’s Cafe has joined the family at PHL Food & Shops. Delaware Valley’s beloved brunch boutique is now open to passengers in Terminal C.

The quirky concept of comfort food “with a twist,” served in a cozy, eclectic dinette made its debut in 2001 near Philly’s Italian Market. Founders Raquel and Robert De Abreu further personalized the idea by naming the restaurant after their daughter, and Sabrina’s Cafe was born.

April 9 2024
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University Station Hosts Towel Donation Drive Benefitting Local Non-Profit Welcome Home

WESTWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2024) – University Station in Westwood (ShopUniversityStation.com) is hosting a towel donation drive to benefit Welcome Home, a local home goods pantry based in Newton, MA. Welcome Home provides families experiencing hardship with the basic household items they need to live with dignity. Now through April 30, 2024, donations of new towels can be dropped off in the marked bin at Five Below.

April 9 2024
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Chestnut Hill Square Hosts Towel Donation Drive to Benefit Local Non-Profit Welcome Home

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2024) – Chestnut Hill Square (ChestnutHillSquare.com) is hosting a towel donation drive to benefit Welcome Home, a local home goods pantry based in Newton, MA. Welcome Home provides families experiencing hardship with the basic household items they need to live with dignity. Now through April 30, 2024, donations of new towels can be dropped off in the marked bin in the lobby of the Medical Building.

April 3 2024
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University Station Announces Four New Openings for 2024

WESTWOOD, MA (April 2024) - University Station in Westwood (ShopUniversityStation.com) has announced an exciting lineup of new openings for 2024: Bath & Body Works, Ann Taylor Factory Store, VIO Med Spa, and Kohler Signature Store by Supply New England. Scheduled for April 12, 2024, Bath & Body Works will be the first of the four openings.

March 28 2024
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Registration Open for Cambridge Half Marathon + 5K at CambridgeSide

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (March 2024) – Registration is now open for the Cambridge Half Marathon + 5K at CambridgeSide. The race is scheduled for Sunday, November 3, 2024, with race start times at 7:00 a.m. EST (half marathon) and 7:00 a.m. EST (5K). The Cambridge Half Marathon + 5K start and finish at CambridgeSide. Both scenic courses will run alongside the Charles River on Memorial Drive and features views of MIT, John W. Weeks Footbridge, Harvard University, and more.

March 19 2024
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PHL Food & Shops Kicks Off 2024 PHL Cheesesteak Week: Fun-Filled Airport Food Tour for the Whole Family

PHILADELPHIA — March 18, 2024 — No place celebrates Philly’s favorite sandwich like its hometown. As a tribute to the Philly cheesesteak and all cheesesteaks everywhere, PHL Food & Shops once again ushers into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) its weeklong ode to National Cheesesteak Day — PHL Cheesesteak Week.

PHL Cheesesteak Week — Savor the Dates
Monday, March 18, through Friday, March 22

March 12 2024
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Westgate Mall Hosts Socks Donation Drive for School on Wheels of Massachusetts

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (March 2024) – Westgate Mall has teamed with Schools on Wheels of Massachusetts to collect new, toddler, children, and adult size pairs of socks. This sock donation drive supports families experiencing homelessness. New pairs of socks can be brought to Westgate Mall and left in the donation bin at Laced through March. Laced will offer those donating socks a Buy-One-Get-One-Free (lesser or equal value, Laced items only) promotion the day of their donation. See the store for complete details.

February 12 2024
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Celebrate Black History Month With PHL Food & Shops; Acclaimed Black Authors to Headline February Event Series at PHL

PHILADELPHIA — Feb. 8, 2024 —Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) passengers, consider this your official invitation to join PHL Food & Shops on an exploration of culture, empowerment and the rich tapestry of Black history.

Get ready to embark on a literary journey this Black History Month with a four-part series of meet and greets featuring Black authors, with each installment showcasing a unique, praiseworthy publication. Plus, throughout February, Philly travelers can earn chances to win books by acclaimed Black authors.

February 12 2024
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Brookstone, Rip Curl, and Sunglass Hut Now Open at Philadelphia International Airport

PHILADELPHIA — Feb. 6, 2024 —Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently kicked off the new year by saying hello to three new retailers, each operated by Hudson: Brookstone, Rip Curl, and Sunglass Hut. The outlets are the latest additions to PHL Food & Shops’ notable lineup of more than 170 shops, eateries, and service providers throughout the airport.

December 4 2023
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PHL Food & Shops Presents 'Runway PHL: Fashion for Today's Traveler'

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 4, 2023 — Select employees from across Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will be gliding down a very different runway on Thursday, Dec. 7 — as fashion models.

Volunteer team members from various departments throughout the airport will be professionally styled with “looks” from among the 150-plus airport stores. They’ll walk a newly constructed indoor runway between Terminals B and C wearing seasonal fashions from just steps away.

November 27 2023
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49th Annual Nantucket Holiday Stroll Weekend

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (Holiday 2023) – Celebrate the 49th annual Nantucket Stroll Weekend from Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3, 2023. Santa arrives Saturday via his nautical “sleigh” at noon. Enjoy all the holiday activities, including strolling carolers in Victorian garb, Magical Talking Tree, craft shows, European-style Christmas Marketplace and more.

November 16 2023
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Outlets of Des Moines Announces Jolly Holiday Lights & 2023 Center Holiday Schedule of Activity

ALTOONA, IOWA (November 2023) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) has announced the Jolly Holiday Lights and center holiday activities schedule. Make-A-Wish Iowa® is transforming Jolly Holiday Lights in its new location at the Outlets of Des Moines. Guests can now immerse themselves in a free lights-to-music display as they walk through a winter wonderland at Outlets of Des Moines while shopping for friends and family.

November 13 2023
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Birdies Hot Chicken Opens at University Station

WESTWOOD, MA (November 2023) - University Station in Westwood has announced the opening of Birdies Hot Chicken, a unique version of Nashville hot chicken, featuring an extensive menu of mouthwatering dishes in a fast casual atmosphere. Visitors can select from chicken tenders, chicken & waffles, chicken sliders, wings, chicken loaded fries, chicken salad and more.

“We are pleased to offer our guests delicious hot chicken from our locally owned eatery,” says Vivian Chow, owner of Birdies Hot Chicken.

November 9 2023
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University Station Hosts Canned Food Drive Benefitting The Westwood Food Pantry

WESTWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2023) – University Station is hosting a canned food drive to benefit the Westwood Food Pantry through Sunday, November 19, 2023. Suggested items include canned vegetables, pancake mix, boxed pasta, pasta sauce, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and more. Donations can be dropped off at Five Below. Visit ShopUniversityStation.com for a full list of items needed for donation.

November 9 2023
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Newburyport Development Hosts Canned Food Drive to Benefit The Salvation Army of Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2023) – Newburyport Development is hosting a canned food drive to benefit The Salvation Army of Newburyport. Donations can be dropped off at Michael’s Harborside through Wednesday, November 19, 2023. Items collected will support The Salvation Army of Newburyport’s weekly food pantry for neighbors and surrounding communities and will be used for Thanksgiving and Christmas meal kits.

November 9 2023
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Chestnut Hill Square Hosts Food + Toiletries Drive Benefitting The Newton Food Pantry

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2023) – Chestnut Hill Square is collecting much needed food and personal care items to benefit The Newton Food Pantry now through November 19, 2023. Items collected will be used to stock the shelves of the food pantry and support their goal of alleviating food insecurity in Newton by providing supplemental food and personal care products to community members in need.

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