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.

July 16 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines Hosts Midwest Local Vendor Market

ALTOONA, IOWA (July 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) will host the Midwest Local Vendor Market on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Midwest Local Vendor Market features vendors from around the state of Iowa. Visitors will find one-of-a-kind gift items, home décor, jewelry, clothing, wellness & spa products, baked goods and more. The next Midwest Local Vendor Market at Outlets of Des Moines will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

July 9 2020
In the news

Tuscan Sea Grill opens Monday on Newburyport's waterfront

THE DAILY NEWS | JULY 9, 2020 

NEWBURYPORT – Months of anticipation over the opening of the city’s newest waterfront restaurant is expected to end Monday when Tuscan Sea Grill opens its doors.

Part of the Tuscan Brands family, Tuscan Sea Grill is owned by Lawrence native Joe Faro and is located at 54 Merrimac St., former home of the Black Cow Tap & Grill.

“We can’t wait to bring Tuscan Brands to another part of the Merrimack Valley,” said Faro, Tuscan Brands’ CEO, in a statement. “This restaurant will be a new concept for us, curated just for Newburyport.”

July 7 2020
Press releases

Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar To Join Thriving Newburyport Restaurant Scene

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (July 2020) – Tuscan Brands (TuscanBrands.com) will open Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar, a new restaurant concept, at 54 Merrimac Street in downtown Newburyport, MA in mid-July. Tuscan Brands is acclaimed for celebrating culinary traditions from all over Italy. Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar will feature locally sourced seafood, a raw bar, Tuscan Brand’s famous scratch made pasta, as well as house made artisan breads, Neapolitan style pizzas, house made desserts, gelato and more.

July 7 2020
Press releases

PHL Food & Shops Partners With Philadelphia Ronald Mcdonald House To Provide Meals For Families In Need

PHILADELPHIA — July 6, 2020 — PHL Food & Shops, the restaurant and retail concessions at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), joined forces with the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) for its Guest Chef Program on Friday, June 26. Restaurant chefs from various airport eateries prepared and delivered approximately 80 premade meals to families staying at the PRMH on 40th and Chestnut streets.

July 7 2020
Press releases

Westgate Mall to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive with All Blood Donations Tested for COVID-19 Antibody

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (July 2020) – Westgate Mall will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the center. The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for the COVID-19 antibody. Donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or on the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

June 29 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines Hosts Midwest Local Vendor Market on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

ALTOONA, IOWA (June 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) will host the Midwest Local Vendor Market on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Midwest Local Vendor Market features dozens of vendors from around the state of Iowa. Items for sale include unique home décor, jewelry, clothing, wellness & spa products, baked goods and more.

June 29 2020
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Announces Majority of Retailers and Eateries Now Open

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (June 2020) – Asheville Outlets has announced that the majority of retailers and eateries at the center are now open, including American Eagle Outfitters, Lucky Brand, RH Outlet, West Elm Outlet, Pandora, Skechers, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store, Johnston & Murphy Factory Store, Talbot’s Outlet, and Le Creuset, among many more.

June 29 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines to Host Drive-Thru Car Show To Collect Canned Goods for Caring Hands Outreach Center’s Food Pantry

ALTOONA, IOWA (June 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines will host a Drive-Thru Car Show on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a charitable component. Many unique vehicles will be on display for visitors to drive by and view. Attendees are asked to bring a donation of canned and nonperishable food items for Caring Hands Outreach Center’s food pantry. Attendees will stay in their own cars for the drive-thru viewing and can drop off food donations. Items of need include peanut butter, muffin and pancake mix, chunky soups, meal kits and other nonperishable groceries.  

June 25 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines Announces Grand Opening of Sunglass Hut

ALTOONA, IOWA (June 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines is pleased to announce the grand opening of Sunglass Hut, a new retailer at the center. Sunglass Hut is the premier shopping and inspiration destination for the top brands, latest trends and exclusive styles of high-quality fashion and performance sunglasses. The retailer features today’s most sought-after eyewear brands including Ray-Ban, Gucci, Michael Kors, Versace, Prada, Oakley, and Maui Jim, among others.

June 25 2020
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Hosts Warehouse Sale Pop-Up Shoe Store July 3 - 12, 2020

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (June 2020) – Asheville Outlets will host the Warehouse Sale, a traveling pop-up shoe store concept, from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 12, 2020. The Warehouse Sale Pop-Up Shoe store will feature men's, women's, and children’s brand name shoes at up to 80% off traditional retail prices. Brands include Michael Kors, Timberland, BCBG, Adidas, and hundreds of others.

June 24 2020
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Welcomes Fanatics 101

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 2020) – On Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) will welcome locally owned sports team retailer Fanatics 101, featuring official logo merchandise from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NSCAR, NCAA, college teams, and more. The shop carries team apparel, autographs, framed collectibles, car accessories, home décor items, titanium necklaces, banners, and other team memorabilia.

June 24 2020
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets Extends OneBlood Donation Drive with All Blood Donations Tested for Coronavirus Antibody

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) has extended the OneBlood donation drive to include Saturdays through August 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. near the PetSmart parking lot. Every blood donation will be complimentary tested for the coronavirus antibody and donors will be informed of test results. Due to social distancing measures that OneBlood has in place, all donors are required to make an appointment to donate. Appointments can be made online at OneBlood.org or by calling 1-888-9DONATE.

June 23 2020
Press releases

Veronica Beard Now Open on Nantucket Summer 2020

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (June 2020) – American ready-to-wear fashion brand Veronica Beard has opened a full-service boutique at 11 South Water Street in downtown Nantucket for Summer 2020. Founded in 2010 by co-designers and sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, the label is best known for its refined tailoring and feminine silhouettes.

June 22 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Welcomes Pepper Palace

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (June 2020) - Outlets of Little Rock (OutletsofLittleRock.com) has announced the opening of Pepper Palace, the one-stop shop for ‘everything spicy’. The new shop offers seasonings, spices, sauces and marinades, including hot sauce, salsas, gourmet olive oils, pickled items, beef jerky and BBQ sauces. Pepper Palace operates over 60 retail locations in the US and Canada.

June 22 2020
Press releases

Lin’s Little Kitchen Opens at 24 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (June 22, 2020) – Lin’s Little Kitchen, a collaboration from restaurateur Jay McSharry and chef Linda Theth, is now open at 24 Pleasant Street in Newburyport, MA. The Asian and Mexican inspired menu offers house-made appetizers, snacks, entrees and desserts featuring a vibrant flavor palate. The new concept showcases McSharry’s Mexican restaurant experience with Chef Theth’s Southeast Asian background.

June 12 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Announces Majority of Retailers and Eateries Now Open

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (June 2020) - Outlets of Little Rock has announced that the majority of retailers and eateries at the center are now open including H&M, Nike Factory Store, Cole Haan Outlet, J. Crew Factory, Under Armour Factory House, LOFT Outlet, Old Navy Outlet, RH Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Individual hours and openings vary.

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