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 5 2015
In the news

Smashburger opens at University Station

(April 5, 2015 - Walpole Times)

Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, opened its second New England location at 203 University Ave., University Station, in Westwood on Wednesday April 1.

April 3 2015
In the news

Interior Work Begins On Outlets of Little Rock

(April 3, 2015) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The walls are up, the roof is on, and the interior work is beginning on the new Outlets of Little Rock.

"I'm really excited to see what new stores are going to come in there," said Blair Arnold of southwest Little Rock. "I can't wait to go shop there." Roughly 75 different stores will open inside the 325,000 square foot facility in Otter Creek this fall. Cavender's Boot City and David's Burgers will also open nearby later this year.

April 3 2015
In the news

MarketPlace Announces Top Providers At LGA

(April 3, 2015 - Airport Revenue News)

The Quest for the Best Awards Brunch honoring Food & Shops service providers at LaGuardia (LGA) included honoring nine operators for service excellence throughout the year, MarketPlace Development officials say.

The awards brunch is the culmination of an annual incentive program aimed at recognizing excellent service and raising standards for Food & Shops operators.

Winners were:

April 2 2015
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to Host Pet Photo Event

(Palm Beach Outlets  - April 2, 2015) What better day is there for animal lovers to have their beloved pet photographed — and all for a charitable cause — than on National Pet Day?  The public is invited to bring their pooch, feline or even hedgehog for a fun-filled outing. There will be a photo booth set up with colorful props for guests to use during their photo session that includes four poses along with a printed filmstrip that will be taken of their pet.

April 1 2015
In the news

Lt. Governor Calls Pinehills a Dream Come True

(April 1, 2015 - 95.9 FM - WATD) Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited the Pinehills in Plymouth Tuesday, as part of a tour of communities noted for being an economic engine for their region.

With a background in development, Lt. Governor Polito said she was pleased to come to the Pinehills to understand, “… that changing the zoning would really work to have a quality neighborhood here.”

And Pinehills Managing Partner Tony Green added to that:

“It’s the Town of Plymouth that created the zoning that allowed all this to happen and for us to be successful here at Pinehills.”

March 26 2015
In the news

Asheville Outlets Job Fair

(WLOS - March 26, 2015) BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- Job seekers will flood into the Asheville Outlets Job Fair today at the WNC Agricultural Center. The fair is from 8am to 7pm in the Expo Building, with dozens of stores looking to fill over 800 full and part-time jobs. Some retailers will hold interviews on the spot. If you are interested in a job at Asheville Outlets, make sure you dress for a job interview and be ready to speak with hiring managers. Candidates are also encouraged to bring several résumés. Below is a list of stores participating in the job fair:

March 26 2015
In the news

Locals network for jobs at outlet job fair

(  - March 26, 2015)
By Charli Kerns
Times-News Staff Writer

Networking was the name of the game at the Asheville Outlets Job Fair Thursday at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Over 1,000 people of all ages drove from all over Buncombe and Henderson counties to interview for one or more of the hundreds of retail jobs at the 48 participating stores.

March 25 2015
In the news

Asheville Outlets job fair set for Thursday, March 26

( - March 25, 2015) ASHEVILLE, NC - Job seekers looking for full or part-time employment are invited to attend the Asheville Outlets Job Fair on Thursday, March 26th at the WNC Agricultural Center. The event will take place from 8am to 7pm in the Expo Building, with participating retailers looking to fill over 800 full and part-time jobs.

March 19 2015
Press releases

List of Stores Coming to Asheville Outlets Continues to Grow

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 19, 2015) – Banana Republic Factory Store, Field & Stream, Coach Outlet, Brooks Brothers Factory Store – these are just a few of the stores Asheville Outlets has already announced this week. In case you’ve missed it, Asheville Outlets has been revealing store names every day as part of their Countdown to Spring. Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, will feature over 75 name brand outlets and local retailers. More stores are expected to be named leading up to the grand opening May 1st.

Today's stores include:         

March 18 2015
In the news

Westwood Apartments Aim to Draw Young Professionals, Empty Nesters

( By Scott Van Voorhis Correspondent March 18, 2015 3:20 PM

Long one of the top addresses for tech and biotech firms, Route 128 is about to become a destination for luxury apartments as well. The 350-unit Gables University Station in Westwood is set to welcome its first tenants in early June, featuring rents ranging from $1,900 to more than $3,000 a month. The upscale, four-story apartment community will take shape right off 128 at the new University Station mega development in the southern suburb.

March 17 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Continues Countdown to Spring with Store Announcements

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 17, 2015) – Asheville Outlets continues the Countdown to Spring today with additional stores revealed. The highly anticipated announcements will take place every day this week via social media. Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name brand outlets and local retailers. Stores disclosed today include:                  

March 16 2015
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Counts Down to Spring with Store Announcements

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 16, 2015) – Asheville Outlets introduces the Countdown to Spring. The much-anticipated store announcements begin today and continue every day this week via social media. Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name-brand outlets and local retailers.

March 16 2015
In the news

Teresa Richards Named GM at Outlets of Little Rock

(Arkansas Business - March 16, 2015) New England Development of Newton, Massachusetts, has named Teresa Richards as general manager of Outlets of Little Rock in the Gateway Town Center.

Richards began Feb. 2. The shopping center is set to open in October.

In a news release, New England Development said Richards will lead a management team responsible for marketing, operating and maintaining the center. That includes managing tenant relations, local leasing, customer relations and community relations.

March 16 2015
Press releases

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Expands to Boston Area

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – March 16, 2015 – It’s about to get hot in Boston! Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, a casual dining concept that uses authentic 800-degree coal-burning ovens to create “well done pizza,” is expanding to the Greater Boston area. The company’s first Massachusetts location will open this spring at 119 University Avenue inside the new University Station plaza in Westwood.

March 16 2015
In the news

First stores announced for Asheville Outlets

(Asheville Citizen Times - March 16, 2015)

ASHEVILLE – With one tweet and one Facebook post Monday morning, Asheville Outlets momentarily stopped the ongoing speculation about which stores will be coming to the retail center when it opens May 1.

With plans to announce the full list of stores in the coming weeks exclusively through social media, the shopping center leaked the names of 12 stores Monday.

The 325,000-square-foot shopping center at 800 Brevard Road will feature about 75 retail stores when it opens May 1.

March 13 2015
In the news

Newest dressbarn Creates Fashion Destination for Westwood Shoppers

WESTWOOD, MA, Mar 13, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- dressbarn ASNA, -0.43% announces the grand opening of its newest location in Westwood, bringing value-minded fashion adventures and smart style solutions to community shoppers. District Sales Leader Colleen Burtman of the new fashion retail store located at University Station invites everyone to stop by to meet associates and see what's in store.

March 10 2015
In the news

Live where you shop, at the Gables in Westwood

(METRO - March 10, 2015)  Modern home comforts can include granite counters, hardwood floors, spa showers and on-site gym. And now, add one more benfit to the list: on-site shopping. Because the 21st century shopping mall isn’t something people drive to: They walk there from their apartments.

March 6 2015
In the news

'Bar Symon' is Now Open at Washington-Dulles Airport

(Jaunted  - March 6, 2015) Fans of The Chew, Cleveland, or just celebrity chefs in general need to plan a little extra time in their travels, as there’s a new restaurant doing its thing at Washington-Dulles that might just be worthy of a layover.

Michael Symon and associates recently cut the ribbon on Bar Symon, and it is now open for business within Terminal D near Gate 16. We have not had a chance to enjoy a little airport dining as of yet, but it sounds like travelers can expect sandwiches, burgers, and other goodies—complete with both Greek and Italian influences.

March 6 2015
Press releases

Summer Camp Expo to be held at Palm Beach Outlets

More than 30 local summer camps from throughout Palm Beach County will provide information at Palm Beach Outlets to hundreds of moms and dads looking for ideas of where to send their children to summer camp this year. There will be representatives from camps covering all areas of interest including art, sports, gymnastics, science, outdoors, theatre, horse, music, technology, ice skating, wildlife, swimming, photography, and dance.