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LAKEWOOD, N.J. (July 1, 2009) – The Lightstone Group, one of the largest private real estate owners in the country, today announced that Newbury Comics, Inc., has signed a 5,200-square-foot lease at Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza in North Attleboro, Ma.

Newbury Comics, Inc., located at 40 Cumberland Avenue, is a New England based independently owned retailer specializing in music, movies and pop culture goods. Operated by its original founders, Newbury’s retail locations consist of 28 stores throughout New England.

Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza is located just off Route 1, a major business artery. Among other tenants at the 59,100-square-foot Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza are Bernie’s Audio and Video, Fedex Kinko’s Office and Print Center, LA Boxing and David’s Bridal. 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.

“Bernie’s Cumberland Plaza is one of the most sought after locations in the New England market for a wide variety of retailers,” noted Jeffrey Dash, vice president of leasing for The Lightstone Group. “Despite these challenging economic times we have maintained steady business and have renewed several leases, all within the last few months. These renewals include Bernie’s Audio & Video, David’s Bridal and Unique Dental. Newbury Comics is a fun and diverse offering at this destination, which has become an ideal one-stop-shop for consumers around the region.”

To learn about leasing opportunities in Cumberland Plaza or throughout The Lightstone Group portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties, contact Jeffrey Dash at (908) 668-8300 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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