SOURCE: Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - Paragon Outlets Grand Prairie, the new $100 million, 417,000 square foot outlet center featuring more than 100 leading designer and top brand names serving the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, opened for the first time on Thursday, August 16. Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust Inc, ("LVPR") is an investor in Paragon Outlets and is a non-traded REIT sponsored by The Lightstone Group.
Merchants including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, J.Crew Factory, Nike Factory Store, DKNY, The PUMA Store and Tommy Hilfiger, among many more, will mark its highly-anticipated debut in the regional marketplace.
"We are pleased to share in the success of Paragon Outlets and the opening of this milestone property," said Lightstone CEO David Lichtenstein. "This outlet center is representative of the high quality investments Lightstone has made through LVPR. We are confident this $100 million outlet center with its lineup of more than 100 prime retail merchants will become a landmark development and is a testimony to the vision of Paragon's management."
About Paragon Outlet Partners
Headquartered in Baltimore, Paragon Outlet Partners is a retail real estate development firm with outlet center development projects serving the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Francisco regions along with a retail and entertainment complex in the Orlando market. The company's upscale merchant portfolio includes top designer and leading brand names Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, Barney's New York Outlet, Michael Kors, Banana Republic, GAP, Nike Factory Store and Tommy Hilfiger, among many more. For more information, visit www.paragonoutlets.com.
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