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.

December 13 2019
Press releases

Exciting New Concept from Tuscan Brands to Join Thriving Newburyport Restaurant Scene in Spring 2020

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (December 2019) – Tuscan Brands ( will open a new restaurant concept at 54 Merrimac Street in downtown Newburyport, MA next spring, announced Newburyport Development today.

Tuscan Brands is acclaimed for celebrating culinary traditions from all over Italy. The new concept in Newburyport 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.  

December 13 2019
In the news

A Nantucket hotel ranked among the best in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler

By Kristi Palma Staff
A seaside luxury hotel on Nantucket is among the top accommodations in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler.

The publication’s 2020 Gold List names The Wauwinet, which was founded in 1875, among the best hotels and resorts on the planet. The list of 129 properties, released on Thursday, includes 16 in the U.S. The Wauwinet is the only New England entry.

December 2 2019
Press releases

Retail Stores and Restaurants Participate in 46th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2019) – The 46th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll will take place from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2019 featuring the arrival of Santa via boat at noon on Saturday, December 7. The weekend features a myriad of festive holiday activities including strolling carolers in Victorian costume, the Magical Talking Tree, craft shows, a Christmas Marketplace and more. For details on all activities, visit

November 26 2019
In the news

Dulles International and Reagan National Airports announce 2019 Concessions Customer Service Excellence Award winners

Vicky Karantzavelou / 25 Nov 2019  /

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, along with MarketPlace Development, the concessions program manager at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, are proud to announce their Customer Service Excellence Award winners for 2019.

November 22 2019
Press releases

Santa Arrives by Charles Riverboat at CambridgeSide

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2019) - Santa will arrive at CambridgeSide on a Charles Riverboat on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Canal Park outside Food Court. The first 50 shoppers at Santa’s arrival will receive a special mystery gift which can be anything from a $5 to a $100 gift card or tickets to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical at Boch Center Wang Theatre. (While supplies last.

November 18 2019
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Announces Holiday Happenings

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (November 2019) – Outlets of Little Rock ( is pleased to present a season of holiday happenings including The Toy Hill Drive, Holiday Sip & Shop, Cocoa & Cake Pops with Mrs. Claus, Ugly Sweater 5K and Elf Dash, The Salvation Army Angel Tree and Menorah Lighting. Each event is open to the public. 

Holiday Happenings at Outlets of Little Rock this season include:

November 14 2019
Press releases

Eddie Bauer Outlet Now Open at Outlets of Des Moines

ALTOONA, IOWA (November 2019) – Eddie Bauer Outlet is now open at Outlets of Des Moines ( Eddie Bauer is an outdoor brand known for inspiring and enabling outdoor enthusiasts to live their adventure for nearly 100 years. The new store offers performance outerwear, apparel, footwear, accessories, and gear for men and women at up to 70 percent off regular prices.

November 14 2019
Press releases

Ho Ho Ho! Free Santa Photo Experience at Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 2019) – Back by popular demand, Asheville Outlets is delighted to offer FREE Santa Photo from November 16 through December 24, 2019. Every family who visits Santa at Asheville Outlets will receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise are available for purchase. FREE Santa Photo is located in the Food Court and is sponsored by The North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply.

November 14 2019
Press releases

Asheville Outlets Announces 2019 Holiday Happenings

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 2019) – Asheville Outlets ( is pleased to present a magical evening to kick-off the holidays and welcome Santa to his holiday home at the center on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music, strolling entertainment, plenty of fun games and crafts, and a festive arrival by Santa at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Santa’s Arrival & Magical Tree Lighting is sponsored by Paramount Kia.

November 14 2019
Press releases

Cambridge Half Marathon at CambridgeSide Raises Over $76,000 for Local Charities

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2019) – Cambridge Half Marathon at CambridgeSide was held on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Over 4,600 runners participated raising over $76,000 for local charities including Cambridge Camping, City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund and more. Benjamin Harris from Boston, MA took the Men’s First Place with a 1:09:49 finish time (5:20 pace) and Isabella Caruso from Cambridge, MA won the Women’s Division with a 1:19:38 finish time (6:05 pace).

November 11 2019
Press releases

kate spade new york Now Open at Outlets of Des Moines

ALTOONA, IOWA (November 2019) – Outlets of Des Moines ( has announced the opening of kate spade new york, a global life and style brand known for its feminine designs, modern use of color and unique print language. Under the vision of creative director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to deliver on its promise of optimistic femininity: empowered confidence with an easy, sunny sensibility.  

November 4 2019
In the news

Don’t call her the Ritz. She’s the Taj no more.

The Boston Globe    Christopher Muther,  November 1, 2019

Excerpts from an article in The Boston Globe: 

In its current state, you’d hardly guess that this building was once the most glamorous edifice in Boston.

When Winston Churchill came to town, he stayed here. So did Shirley Temple, Amelia Earhart, and the duke and duchess of Windsor. At present, this important piece of Boston history is primarily hosting layers of plaster dust, exposed drywall, bare floors, and many, many power tools.

October 24 2019
Press releases

Outlets of Des Moines Adds Kate Spade New York and Eddie Bauer Outlet

Outlets of Des Moines ( continues to bring some of the best names in retail to the Des Moines metropolitan area. With no major outlet center located within 80 miles, Outlets of Des Moines has filled a void in this market and provides residents from throughout Greater Des Moines and the region’s 13.7 million visitors with a popular shopping destination.

October 21 2019
In the news

McGinn Assesses BOS Concessions Evolution

October 21, 2019  Airport Experience News  

by Shafer Ross

MarketPlace Logan, manager of the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) concessions program, has announced a host of new openings to enhance the BOS SHOP DINE offering.

October 11 2019
Press releases

Old Navy Outlet to Open at Asheville Outlets

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (October 2019) - Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the November opening of Old Navy Outlet. An industry favorite, Old Navy Outlet provides American fashion essentials accessible for every family by offering today’s top trends for men, women and children at value pricing. The store will be located in the Under Armour and Banana Republic Factory Store wing of the center next to Johnston & Murphy.

October 3 2019
Press releases

Jen Ju Boba Tea Now Open at 12 State Street, Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2019) - Jen Ju Boba Tea is now open at 12 State Street in downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. Bubble tea, a Taiwanese cold beverage, contains tea, milk and tapioca balls. The name Jen Ju means pearl in Mandarin, which perfectly complements the shop’s delicious offerings. The Jen Ju Boba Tea menu will focus on beverages including boba (bubble tea), milk teas, Matcha, smoothies, and specialty drinks.