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.

May 12 2020
In the news

Palm Beach Outlets and more reopen with new preventative measures

WPTV5 | Arthur Mondale

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County mayor Dave Kerner said the county is prepared to move forward in its economic recovery plan with a safe, smart, step-by-step plan that includes reopening malls, retail stores and other commercial businesses.

Phase one limits retail stores to operate at 25 percent of indoor capacity and stores noticeably want customers to comfortably return.

May 7 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines Starts Progressive Reopening on Friday, May 8, 2020

ALTOONA, IOWA (May 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines will reopen on Friday, May 8, 2020. Individual stores will open progressively. Center hours will be Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Retailers and eateries will reopen over the coming days and weeks with individual hours varying. Before visiting, shoppers should visit OutletsofDesMoines.com for store updates.

May 6 2020
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Reopening on Saturday, May 9, 2020

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (May 2020) – Over a dozen retailers and eateries will begin reopening at Asheville Outlets on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Acropolis, China Max, Beef Jerky, Fragrance Outlet, Kirkland’s, Le Creuset, Lindt Chocolate, Monogram Asheville, Pandora, Rack Room Shoes, Skechers, Sportsman’s Warehouse, iSmashed, VF Outlet, Waterworks, West Elm and Workshop Tools will all open this Saturday. Additional store opening announcements will be made in the coming days.

May 4 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Retailers and Eateries Begin Reopening on Friday, May 8, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (May 4, 2020) - Outlets of Little Rock will welcome back many temporarily closed retailers and eateries beginning on Friday, May 8, 2020. Rack Room Shoes, Skechers, Journeys, Delicioso' Ice Cream, Starbucks (mobile order/mobile pay) and Beef Jerky are presently open. Individual store and eatery hours and openings will vary.

April 29 2020
In the news

Arkansas Foodbank distribution event runs out of food early because of demand

CNN | By Theresa Waldorp | April 28 & 29, 2020

(CNN) -- The Arkansas Foodbank planned to hand out food for four hours on Tuesday, but the demand was so high that all the food was gone within an hour and a half, the charity said.

Cars lined up at the Outlets of Little Rock mall, which hosted the event, as early as 5:30 a.m., when the food bank's workers arrived to unload the trucks, Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders said.

April 29 2020
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host Drive-Thru Food Drive with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 2020) - Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) will host a drive-thru food drive with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) from Friday, May 1 through Friday, May 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day at the Food Court entrance. Drivers can pull up, stay inside their vehicles and hand off donations safely to volunteers, all of whom will be wearing protective gloves and masks.

April 28 2020
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Teams with Babies Need Bottoms to Provide Baby Wipes to Local Nonprofit Agencies

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 2020) - Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) will team with Babies Need Bottoms diaper bank, the local western North Carolina member of the Baby2Baby National Network, to provide much-needed baby wipes to select nonprofit agencies in the greater Asheville area. Babies Need Bottoms, Inc (BNB) is a nonprofit diaper bank serving 6 counties in Western North Carolina: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell and Transylvania.

April 24 2020
Press releases

CambridgeSide is Looking for Local Artists to Feature in Virtual Exhibition #HappyDistraction

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2020) – CambridgeSide is calling local artists to submit a photograph of their artwork to include in a virtual exhibition entitled #HappyDistraction. Artists can submit an Instagram ready photograph with a one sentence description, representing moments of hope, light and color during this difficult time. Selected artists’ works will be featured on CambridgeSide’s social media pages, email blasts, website and more. Visit CambridgeSide.com/HappyDistraction to submit work.

April 21 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock to Host Blood Drive In Partnership with Arkansas Blood Institute, Donations Needed More Than Ever

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (April 2020) - Outlets of Little Rock (OutletsofLittleRock.com) will host a blood donation drive in partnership with Arkansas Blood Institute on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Blood mobiles will be located in the parking lot near Old Navy. Organizers will ensure all donors are socially distanced and there will be ample distancing space for those waiting in the parking lot of the center.

April 21 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock to Host Drive-Up Food Distribution with Arkansas Foodbank

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (April 2020) - Outlets of Little Rock (OutletsofLittleRock.com) will host drive-up food distribution in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. located in the parking lot near Old Navy. We welcome anyone who needs food on a first come, first served basis. Each donation will consist of three boxes (box of dry goods, box of produce and box of frozen product) per family with enough items for approximately 40 meals.

April 14 2020
In the news

Feeding South Florida starts weekly grocery distribution at Palm Beach Outlets

By Liz Balmaseda | The Palm Beach Post
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at 6:32 PM


The state’s largest food bank launched a weekly grocery distribution effort at the Palm Beach Outlets Monday to help those in need of supplies during the coronavirus lockdown. They were sold out before they opened.

Cars began lining up at 5 a.m. for the Feeding South Florida distribution effort as volunteers handed out vouchers for the grocery packages. By 9 a.m., when the distribution officially opened, all vouchers had been handed out, said Trina Holmsted, a rep for the shopping complex.

April 13 2020
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to Serve as Feeding South Florida Distribution Center

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (April 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) is partnering with Feeding South Florida to be a Drive-Up Food Distribution Center beginning Monday, April 13, 2020 and every Monday thereafter through May, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The program welcomes anyone who needs food on a first come, first served basis. Each donation will consist of an approximate one-week supply of a protein, fresh produce, eggs, milk, and other essential goods.

April 7 2020
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines to Host LifeServe Blood Drive, Donations Needed More Than Ever

ALTOONA, IOWA (April 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) will host a blood donation drive in partnership with LifeServe on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the center. The drive will be in space 325 near VF Outlet. Organizers will ensure all donors are socially distanced and there will be ample distancing space for those waiting at the center. The blood drive is by appointment only, please register at LiveServeBloodCenter.org.

April 3 2020
Press releases

Westgate Mall to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive, Donations Needed More Than Ever

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2020) - Westgate Mall (ShopatWestgateMall.com) will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the center. The drive will be located inside the mall near Dunkin’ Donuts. Donors are asked to enter the mall through the entrance by JOANN. The drive is by appointment only, please register at RedCrossBlood.org.

March 24 2020
Press releases

Palm Beach Outlets to Host OneBlood Donation Drive

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) will host OneBlood beginning this Friday, March 27, 2020 for the next four weeks. OneBlood will be located at Palm Beach Outlets at the Congress Street entrance from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday through Monday, March 27 to March 30, April 3 to April 6, April 10 to April 13 and April 17 to April 20, 2020. OneBlood is a blood donation center with a traveling donation vehicle servicing the Tampa Bay, South, Southeast and Central Florida areas.

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