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.

March 13 2019
In the news

CambridgeSide mall’s third floor will become office space

The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan GLOBE STAFF  MARCH 12, 2019

Soon, people will be working on the top floor of one of the region’s busiest malls.

New England Development plans to start work in May on converting the top floor of CambridgeSide, the bustling East Cambridge shopping center, into about 140,000 square feet of office space.

Stores on the lower two floors — and a section of the Macy’s department store on the third floor — will remain open during and after construction.

March 12 2019
In the news

The Taj Hotel is getting a makeover


One of Boston’s finest old hotels is finally getting a facelift.

March 1 2019
In the news

MarketPlace Development stages inaugural concessions awards at Boston Logan International

by Mark Lane
Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report
1 March 2019

MarketPlace Development has staged its first awards ceremony, recognising some of the outstanding performers in retail and food & beverage at Boston Logan International Airport.

The company, developer and manager of the Boston Logan Concessions Program (BOS Shop Dine), staged its inaugural Concessions Excellence Award Winners Dinner at the Hilton Boston Logan in Boston, Massachusetts.

February 26 2019
In the news

Forbes Travel Guide names Mirbeau Inn & Spa as Recommended Hotel

Wicked Local Plymouth | February 26, 2019

PLYMOUTH — Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills as a new Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a 50-guest-room resort in Plymouth combining the amenities of a French manor house, spa, and dining. Mirbeau will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on

February 25 2019
In the news

Philadelphia Airport extends retail and dining range with local and national brands

by Dermot Davitt |The Moodie Davitt Report | 22 February 2019

USA. MarketPlace PHL has introduced new names to the shopping and dining line-up at Philadelphia International Airport, amid an expansion of the concessions programme.

New stores feature luxury brand Coach (B/C Connector), bags, luggage and fragrance house Vera Bradley (D/E Connector), sports apparel and merchandise name PHL Sports (B/C Connector), Heritage Books (B/C Connector) and consumer technology retailer InMotion Entertainment (Concourse A East).

February 21 2019
In the news

Asheville Outlets Provides Home Furnishings Niche for Western North Carolina Market

Posted on February 15, 2019 by John Nelson for ReBusiness Online

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Asheville has long been a destination for visitors seeking finely crafted furniture and decorative arts, dating back to the city’s preeminence in the early 20th century international arts and crafts movement and extending to Asheville’s current prominence as one of the country’s most lauded destinations for travelers. Indeed, Travel + Leisure magazine recently named “artsy Asheville” to its list of the “Top 15 Cities in the United States.”

February 19 2019
In the news

Cape Cod Five Celebrates New Banking Center at The Pinehills


Orleans, MA – Cape Cod 5 celebrated the opening of its new full-service Banking Center at One Village Green North in The Pinehills in Plymouth with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, February 13.

December 12 2018
In the news

New Boutique Macaron Kiosk, Woops! Opens at CambridgeSide

QSR Magazine, December 12, 2018

Something is baking at CambridgeSide. Woops!, a bakery dreamed up in New York City, specializing in macarons and other international pastries, has come to town. Firmly anchored as the largest retailer of French macarons in the United States, Woops! is bringing its cultural flair and European indulgence to Cambridge.

Located at CambridgeSide, the kiosk opened October 15, and is owned and operated by Jackie Martone, who also owns the kiosk at Rockingham Mall in Salem.

November 26 2018
In the news

Long lines and delightful deals kick off Black Friday at Palm Beach Outlets

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —It’s time to buckle up for the busiest shopping time of the year. "We had dinner rather early so we could get here,” said a woman who was shopping for her grandkids at Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach Thursday night.

The lines at the Nike outlet were still wrapped around the store as of 11 p.m. Friday.

"What we've found more recently is that on Thursday, stores are offering better deals, better sales and people want to go shopping after eating some turkey. Why not burn it off?” said Sarah Kudisch.

October 9 2018
In the news

Thousands enjoy Brockton’s first food truck festival

BROCKTON -- The city’s first food truck festival saw a turnout in the thousands at the Westgate Mall Saturday afternoon.

“I think it’s exceeded our expectations,” said Luciano Villani, vice president of the mall. “It’s been well-received by the community.”

People of all ages, as well as a few canine companions, meandered around the “Brews & Bites” festival, which took place from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the mall. There was no admission fee.

October 5 2018
In the news

In age of Amazon, Brockton shopping center evolves

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc

Oct 5, 2018 

The Westgate Mall is joining malls across the country that are transforming themselves to better accommodate customers in an age when online shopping has squeezed traditional retail stores.

BROCKTON – When the flagship Macy’s store closed down last year, it left a 140,000-square-foot hole in the Westgate Mall in Brockton.

October 3 2018
In the news

Hyatt Place Hotel coming to Altoona's Prairie Crossing

Ian Richardson  |  Des Moines Register 

A $14 million Hyatt Place Hotel is coming to Altoona's Shoppes at Prairie Crossing next year. 

Developer Mike Whalen said construction on the four-story, 112-room hotel could begin in early 2019. It will sit west of the Outlets of Des Moines, along the development's lake, at 480 Bass Pro Drive N.W. 

The Altoona City Council approved a site plan for the project Monday night. 

October 3 2018
In the news

Westgate Mall announces more new tenants

September 21, 2018

Burlington and Planet Fitness opened new stores this month at Westgate Mall in Brockton, Massachusetts.

In the past year, the regional mall owned by New England Development has drawn a number of new retail tenants, among them Staples, Chipotle, Verizon, and Xfinity.

“With Westgate Mall’s central location and diverse mix of offerings including Market Basket, our center continues to thrive in today’s highly competitive retail environment,” said the mall’s general manager Luciano Villani.

August 1 2018
In the news

Boston Public Market will establish a presence at Logan Airport

Janelle Nanos | August 01, 2018

After three years overseeing the city’s first year-round, locally sourced food hall at 100 Hanover St. across from City Hall, the operators of the Boston Public Market planned to announce Wednesday that they will open a second outpost of the marketplace next spring in Boston’s Logan Airport. It’s one of more than a dozen new concessions being introduced to the travel hub — including Kelly’s Roast Beef, Santarpio’s Pizza, Sullivan’s Castle Island, and Saloniki Greek — in an effort to give the airport more regional flavor. 

July 30 2018
In the news

The Wauwinet: Best of Boston

If we asked you to close your eyes and imagine your ideal island hideaway, odds are you’d come up with a place a lot like the Wauwinet, where private beaches and sunny guest rooms boasting views of the ocean blue beckon. Grab a lounge chair on the waterfront lawn and soak up panoramas of passing sailboats, knowing that fresh hamachi crudo and cornmeal-crusted soft-shell crab—not to mention your choice of more than 1,450 wines—await inside Topper’s, the resort’s foodie-friendly dining room.

June 28 2018
In the news

Outlets of Des Moines Fills a Retail Void in the Metro Area

Outlets of Des Moines brings some of the best brand names in retail to the Des Moines metropolitan area, one of the strongest economies in the country. Retailers include such favorites as American Eagle, Asics, Bath & Body Works, Brooks Brothers, Converse, Express Factory Outlet, francesca’s, Le Creuset, Levi’s, LOFT Outlet, Lucky Brand Jeans, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley and Under Armour.

June 15 2018
In the news

Scott Fisher Joins New England Development

Scott Fisher joined New England Development last month as vice president of leasing.  Mr. Fisher’s role at NED is dealmaking across its entire portfolio with a specific focus on NED's outlet shopping centers.  

Mr. Fisher has over 30 years of experience across a broad range of retail centers with a recent focus and expertise in the outlet business as a founder and principal of FFO Real Estate Advisors. He started his career with Western Development in Washington, D.C., and later joined Horizon Group Incorporated (HGI) in McClean, Va.