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 19 2018
In the news

A Lilly Pulitzer Cottage Will Open at Nantucket’s White Elephant


Lilly Pulitzer is headed to Nantucket’s premier hotel, the White Elephant, to flower one of the resort’s cottages with the brand’s signature color-popping looks.  

The Lilly-designed space veers from its typical Palm Beach-inspired designs and instead draws on the coastal vibe of Nantucket. From bedding to pillows to prints, the island’s signature blue and white color scheme adorns the cottage in various hues.

April 18 2018
Press releases

Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA Announces Opening of Verizon Wireless Store

BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2018) – Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA has announced the opening of Verizon Wireless. The store is located in front of Market Basket at 200 Westgate Drive. The store offers a broad range of Verizon Wireless products and services including smart phones, tablets, connected car, small business solutions, home automation and security solutions from Vivint, and DISH TV.

April 18 2018
Press releases

New Retailers Announced on Nantucket

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (April 2018) – Nantucket will welcome eight exciting new businesses to the island for Summer 2018, featuring an impressive list of new fashion and accessory boutiques, as well as a salon and spa. These new retailers will join Nantucket Island Retail’s expansive collection of over 100 shops, restaurants and recreation providers on the Island. 

March 27 2018
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host Give to the Musics Kids Day (and then some!)

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 2018) – Asheville Outlets will host Kids Day (And Then Some!) with Give to the Music on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be a free fun-filled day for kids and their families and will feature a performance by Rock Academy, Busker Event, Summer Camp Expo, Truck City AVL, Field & Stream Casting Event, crafts, face painting, balloon art and more!

March 26 2018
In the news

You Can Now Stay in a Lilly Pulitzer Cottage on Nantucket

Town & Country, March 26, 2018

Nantucket worshippers, rejoice: your favorite island just got even preppier with the opening of the Lilly Pulitzer cottage at White Elephant, one of Nantucket's chicest hotels.

The beloved brand has collaborated with the resort on a newly renovated cottage where you can spend the night in a Pulitzer-designed paradise. The Lilly Pulitzer Cottage at White Elephant is a perfect combination of Pulitzer's preppy aesthetic and White Elephant's signature luxury accommodations.

March 15 2018
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Announces Expansion of Free Shuttle Bus Service

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 2018) – Asheville Outlets has announced the expansion of the center’s popular FREE shuttle bus service available for area hotels, convention locations and local attractions. The FREE Shopping Shuttle now runs daily. The shuttle can be reserved for individual or group transportation to and from the outlet center. To book the Asheville Outlets FREE Shopping Shuttle call 828-620-1803 or visit to schedule a pick up.

March 12 2018
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL hosts Foodie Week

PHILADELPHIA — March 9, 2018 — Calling all foodies! MarketPlace PHL at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will hold its annual Foodie Week from March 12 to March 18. Travelers and airport employees are invited to partake in special culinary offerings all week long from seven merchants in Concourse B. Participating eateries include Baba Bar, Boule Café, Cibo Bistro and Wine Bar, Germantown Biergarten, Love Grille, Mezzogiorno and Noobar. The special menu meals are just $12.

March 5 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Presents Brews & Bites

Little Rock, AR (March 2018) - Outlets of Little Rock will host Brews and Bites, a fun festival with food trucks, craft beer and live entertainment Saturday, April 21 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The delicious day benefits Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance & Arkansas Food Bank. Treat your taste buds while giving back to the local community! Ticket information, participating food trucks and beers will be announced soon; check for updates. Sponsored by Rock City Harley-Davidson®. 


March 2 2018
In the news

Michael Kors to open at Altoona outlet mall

Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona is adding another store. Designer clothing and accessories retailer Michael Kors will open there this spring.

The store will be located next to Loft in the center of the outlet center. A sign announcing the addition covers the store’s window.

Also opening this spring will be two previously announced retailers Lucky Brand Jeans and American Eagle.

Michael Kors had operated a full-line store at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines before closing last year.

March 1 2018
Press releases

University Station to Offer Complimentary Fitness Series Conducted by barre3 Needham

WESTWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS (March 2018) – University Station has announced a FREE indoor fitness series every Sunday in March from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to take place in the store space between Dress Barn and Famous Footwear. Conducted weekly by barre3 Needham, the free workout will be an endorphin boosting session focusing on strengthening muscles, body balance and centering of the mind. Classes will be held Sunday, March, 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2018. (Bring a mat and a water bottle.)

February 28 2018
Press releases

CambridgeSide Hosts Arlington/Cambridge Soap Box Derby Winter Rally

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (February 2018) – CambridgeSide recently hosted approximately 30 Soap Box cars at the Arlington/Cambridge Soap Box Derby Winter Rally. The two days of racing took place in the parking garage at CambridgeSide and brought together over thirty racers and their families for a day of fun and excitement. CambridgeSide will continue to host Soap Box Derbies throughout the year with the next Derby scheduled for Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 10 a.m. Watching is free and open to the public.

February 15 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Food & Craft Beer Festival Wins Gold from the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association

Little Rock, AR (February 2018) - The Arkansas Festivals & Events Association has announced the 2017 Award Winners of the ALFiE Awards for 2017. The winners were announced at the Association’s 34th Annual Conference & Trade Show held in El Dorado February 7 - 8, 2018. The ALFiE Awards, “Arkansans Love Festivals & Events,” honor the best and brightest of Arkansas’ festivals and special events. The ALFiE Awards recognize outstanding examples of quality, creativity, and achievement in the festivals and events industry. 

February 7 2018
Press releases

Nantucket Boat Basin Celebrates 50th Anniversary

This 2018 season, the 240-slip Nantucket Boat Basin will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Serving as a key port since the island’s whaling days in the early 1700s, the award-winning Nantucket Boat Basin as we know it today officially opened in May 1968 for business.

February 7 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Announces Free Indoor Adult Fitness Series

Little Rock, AR (February 2018) – Outlets of Little Rock has announced a FREE Indoor Fitness Series for adults which will commence on Thursday, February 15 and run through Thursday, March 15, 2018. The five session series will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Thursday evening at Outlets of Little Rock. Participants should BYOM, Bring Your Own Mat. The series is sponsored by the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center.

Fitness classes will include:

Thursday, February 15           Circuit Training with Hannah

Thursday, February 22           Aerobics with Jill

February 7 2018
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock and The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center Announce a Free Mardi Party

Little Rock, AR (February 2018) – Area families are invited to join Outlets of Little Rock, Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center for a Mardi Party on Saturday, February 10  at 1:00 p.m. at the Outlets of Little Rock, M115 (near the Food Pavilion). Children 12 and under are invited to decorate their own carnival mask and kid size King Cake from Cinnabon. The event will feature FREE New Orleans themed craft stations, take home treats and beads for attending children. 

February 6 2018
In the news

Outlet mall encouraging good health for heart month

Altoona’s Outlets of Des Moines is planning to help customers stay fit and fabulous this February, American Heart Month, by putting customers in touch with the community's athletic training offerings.

“We looked for something with the beginning of the new year and we thought of heart health and fitness so we are having different fitness facilities come out and hold a class to get them exposure,” said Julie Dawson, marketing director at Outlets of Des Moines.

Classes will be provided each Saturday during the month.

February 2 2018
Press releases

Boston Rustic Pop-Up Store Opens at Chestnut Hill Square

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (February 2018) – Boston Rustic, featuring three shops within a shop, will open a pop-up shop at Chestnut Hill Square ( this February. With headquarters in Hopkinton, MA, Boston Rustic offers custom farmhouse style furnishings, rustic special event and wedding rentals, and Blooms by Boston Rustic. Boston Rustic was founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Faleesha and Joseph Gaylord when they could not find the right pieces for the rustic theme of their own wedding.