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 11 2015
In the news

From Food Truck to Brick-And-Mortar: Bon Me Dazzles In Chestnut Hill Square

CHESTNUT HILL [December 10, 2015]
by Madeleine D'Angelo

This past Saturday, the familiar maze-like parking lot located in the center of Chestnut Hill Square featured a noticeable addition: a vibrant yellow truck parked among the masses of neutral black and white minivans. The truck, stationed in front of the site of the newest addition to the square, was nothing other than the original award-winning Bon Me food truck

December 11 2015
Press releases

PHL Ranked Third Among Nation's Healthiest Airports

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 11, 2015 — Whether they’re heading to Grandma’s house or trying to escape the winter weather, travelers can eat healthy throughout the holiday season. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has been named one of the healthiest airports in the nation by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PHL tied for third place with San Francisco International Airport.

November 19 2015
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets announces Black Friday hours and festivities

West Palm Beach, Fla. —The holiday décor is up and the plans have been made for the 2015 holiday season of shopping at Palm Beach Outlets. The popular shopping center will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, and remain open until 1 a.m. on Black Friday. The stores will reopen later that day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

November 19 2015
Press releases

WNC Model Railroaders to Display at Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 19, 2015) – Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the Western North Carolina Model Railroaders, a non-profit group for railroad and model train enthusiasts, will be presenting a variety of model trains on-site during the holiday season. The trains will be located next to Maurice's. They will be available for viewing Friday through Sunday beginning November 20th and will remain on display until Christmas. 

November 16 2015
Press releases

Boston Globe's Top Places to Work 2015

Nantucket Island Resorts has been named one of the “Top Places to Work” in 2015 for the second consecutive year in the employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. An impressive feat as this was only the second year the company was invited to participate.

November 13 2015
In the news

Santa Claus Set to Arrive at Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 13, 2015) – Asheville Outlets is pleased to welcome Santa Claus on Saturday, November 21st. Santa is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. via a white horse-drawn, holiday carriage and accompanied by Lindt Chocolate Shop elves! North Buncombe High School Band will join Santa with festive music as he parades through Asheville Outlets and officially lights the new 24-foot tree that will be featured at Asheville Outlets throughout the holiday season. The tree will be located in front of Forever 21.

November 11 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Exhibit CarePartners "Little Trees" Project

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 11, 2015) – Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the annual CarePartners Foundation's "Little Trees" Project will be displayed on-mall November 19th through December 14th. For over ten years, the “Little Trees” project has been delivering miniature Christmas trees to hospice patients and their families in Buncombe County. School children across the county decorate nearly 500 trees with handmade ornaments and heartfelt notes.

November 9 2015

Palm Beach Outlets to host World Diabetes Day

Who/What: Palm Beach Outlets will be supporting Diabetes Awareness Day as it collaborates with Palm Healthcare Foundation and the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County to present:

  • Free diabetes risk test screenings by nurses and nursing students
  • Goody bags with diabetes information and a Palm Beach Outlet coupon book for all who get screened
  • Healthy cooking demonstrations
  • A tented area for children to learn about healthy habits
  • DJ and zumba demonstrations

When:          Thurs., Nov. 12, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

November 1 2015
In the news

Three Nantucket Island Resorts Properties Named to CNT Readers' Choice 2015

The White Elephant Village, The Wauwinet, and White Elephant, part of the Nantucket Island Resorts collection, have been named to Conde Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards in the "Top 25 Hotels in New England" category. The results, which were determined by votes from over 128,000 readers – the most in Readers’ Choice Awards’ 28-year history – were announced in the November 2015 issue.

October 21 2015
In the news

Developers Break Ground on Clarksburg Premium Outlets

[October 21, 2015- MyMCMedia]

Just off I-270 at Exit 18, construction is officially underway at the site of the future Clarksburg Premium Outlets.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oct. 21st at the construction site.

The new shopping center is slated to officially open next fall just in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season and it will feature 90 different stores.

October 13 2015
In the news

Developers: Outlets of Little Rock Aims for $100M in Annual Sales

October 13, 2015 - Arkansas Business)

by Alexis Hosticka

Only a few days away from the grand opening, developers behind the Outlets of Little Rock estimate the shopping center will rake in $100 million in annual retail sales.

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Little Rock on Tuesday, Michael Barelli, the vice president of New England Development of Newton, Massachusetts, said the Outlets will bring 800 to 1,000 jobs plus additional holiday hires for the coming season.

October 12 2015
Press releases

PHL Hosts Fifth Annual Restaurant Week October 19-26

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 12, 2015 — There will be no tricks and all treats for passengers traveling through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) this October. During the airport’s fifth annual Restaurant Week, held Oct. 19-26, guests can visit participating Philadelphia Marketplace restaurants for something good to eat at a sweet deal.

PHL’s Restaurant Week will offer passengers the chance to enjoy pre-selected, three-course menus for $20 per person. (Some restrictions apply; see restaurant menus for details.) Participating restaurants include:

October 12 2015
In the news

Final preps underway at Outlets of Little Rock

(October 12, 2015 - TVH11)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The countdown is on and we are less than five days away from the opening of the Outlets of little Rock.

The 325,000 square foot shopping mall located near Bass Pro Shops will open to the public on Friday, which means these next few days its full steam ahead for those working behind the scenes.

"It's exciting but its hectic and chaotic, we like to call it organized chaos," said Melissa Boyle with the Outlets of Little Rock.

October 8 2015
In the news

Outlets of Little Rock Starts Stocking Stores

( - October 8, 2015)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Outlets of Little Rock will open its doors in a week and more than 100 workers were on site Thursday making sure it is ready.

"There's a lot of madness happening," said Melissa Boyle, the marketing director for the outlets. "It's organized chaos, signage going up, merchandise coming in and paint going on the walls."

A ribbon cutting Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. will officially open the outlets to shoppers. The public can also enjoy live entertainment, food and giveaways, including a car. 

October 8 2015
In the news

Get a sneak peek of the new Wegmans in Westwood

(October 8, 2015 - Boston Business Journal)  Every hour, on the hour, wooden barn doors spring open, a rooster crows and a beam of sunshine lights up a mural of rolling green hills at the front of the gleaming new Wegmans location in Westwood.

The rooster crowing is music to Jo Natale's ears.

"It's terribly exciting," Natale, a spokesperson for the Rochester, New York-based regional grocery chain, said on a tour of the new store this week. "We wondered if we would ever open the Westwood store."

October 7 2015
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Releases List of Newest Retailers

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Oct. 7, 2015) – Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, announced additional stores today. Set to open to the public Friday, Oct. 16, Outlets of Little Rock are located next to Bass Pro Shops.

Stores announced today include: