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.

June 29 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

June 10 2020
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New Nantucket Boutiques and Restaurant to Open for the 2020 Season

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (June 2020) – Summer 2020 will see the addition of new boutiques on Nantucket and the late summer reopening of the beloved Nantucket Tap Room at the Jared Coffin House, following a total refurbishment.

The new retailers and refurbished eatery join a robust roster of over 100 premier shopping boutiques and restaurants. For a listing of the Island’s many places to shop and dine visit, ShopNantucketIsland.com.

June 10 2020
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Outlets of Des Moines to Host LifeServe Blood Drive Donations Needed More Than Ever

ALTOONA, IOWA (June 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) will host a blood donation drive in partnership with LifeServe on Saturday, June 20, 2020 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 LifeServeBloodCenter.org.

June 9 2020
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Palm Beach Outlets Welcomes Zaxby's

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 8, 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) has announced that Zaxby’s is now open. Zaxby’s features the restaurant chain’s “absolutely craveable” chicken menu featuring fried chicken meals, wings, salads, sides, a children’s menu, and a wide selection of mouthwatering dipping sauces. Zaxby’s is the newest eatery at Palm Beach Outlets and is available for drive-thru and curbside pick-up. A grand opening for in-restaurant dining is planned for later this summer. 

June 8 2020
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Asheville Outlets to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, June 12, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (June 2020) - Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The blood drive will be held indoors in the storefront between Famous Footwear and VF Factory Outlet. The American Red Cross will establish additional safety guidelines to ensure all donors are socially distanced.

June 8 2020
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CambridgeSide Reopening on Monday, June 8, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA (June 2020) – CambridgeSide will reopen to the public on Monday, June 8, 2020. CambridgeSide hours will be Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Retailers will open progressively. Individual store and restaurants hours and openings will vary. Finish Line, GUESS, Newbury Comics, Olympia Sports, Pandora, Skechers, T-Mobile, CVS and more will open on June 8, 2020. Macy’s is planning to open on June 15, 2020 and Sephora on June 19, 2020. Opening dates are subject to change.

June 8 2020
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Palm Beach Outlets Extends Drive-Up Food Distribution With Feeding South Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) has extended the Drive-Up Food Distribution with Feeding South Florida; the distribution will be held every Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. through August 3, 2020.

Anyone who needs food is welcome on a first come, first served basis. Up to 1,000 families will be served each week. Donations consist of an approximate one-week supply of a protein, fresh produce, eggs, milk, and other essential goods.

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