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North Attleboro, Mass. (April 20, 2009) - The Lightstone Group, one of the largest private real estate owners in the country, today announced that it has signed three long-term lease renewals at Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza in North Attleboro, Mass., bringing their total square footage to 38,350, which is over 60 percent of the entire shopping center.

Bernie’s, New England’s largest independent retailer of audio and video, appliances, furniture and more, renewed for 21,450 square feet. David’s Bridal, a retailer of wedding apparel and quality wedding dresses at affordable prices, renewed for 11,700 square feet. Unique Dental Care, specializing in state-of-the-art cosmetic, general and specialty dentistry, has also renewed its lease for a five-year period.

“Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza is an extremely popular location for retailers as it is a heavily visited shopping center,” stated Jeffrey Dash, vice president of leasing for The Lightstone Group. “Bernie’s Audio & Video and David’s Bridal are long time tenants who have done extremely well in Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza, which provides area residents and visitors a variety of retail options.”

“Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza continues to be an extremely successful location for us,” noted Mike Honeyman, president of Bernie’s. “This area of Route 1 is superbly placed for a variety of visitors, and all shopping center tenants benefit from each other’s varied offerings.”

Among other tenants at the 59,100-square-foot Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza are Fedex Kinko’s Office and Print Center, which also recently renewed its lease, LA Boxing, and Newberry Comics. In addition, the facility is shadow anchored by another Lightstone Group property, the Christmas Tree Shops Plaza, a 100,000-square-foot shopping center that also houses Guitar Center and Namco, America’s largest dealer in swimming pools, products and accessories. Both destinations are well located in the market on Route 1, and have enjoyed higher than average occupancies.

To learn about leasing opportunities at Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza or throughout The Lightstone Group’s portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties, contact Jeffrey Dash at (908) 688-8300 or

The Lightstone Group is one of the country's largest privately held real estate companies with interests in residential, office, retail, hospitality and industrial real estate assets. Principally through its operating entities including Prime Retail, Prime Group Realty Trust and Beacon Management, the company owns a diversified portfolio of more than 19,000 multifamily units and 24 million square feet of office, industrial, hotel and retail properties in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in New York, The Lightstone Group has approximately 1,150 employees and maintains regional offices in Maryland, Illinois and New Jersey. For more information, visit

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