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HOME SHOPPING NETWORK'S EXPANDING OUTLET STORE DIVISION CELEBRATES NEWEST STORE

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Shopping Network, Inc. (NYSE: HSN) announced today that the company's newest HSC Outlet Store is opening at the Buccaneer Square in the Town 'N Country area of Tampa, Fla., 8521 W. Hillsborough Ave. The grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Giveaways and a prize registration are among the festivities planned. A special sneak preview will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, beginning at 10 a.m.
 The new store, number six for HSC's expanding Outlet Stores division, is the largest at 21,000 square feet of selling space.
 "The total square footage of the building is 33,000 square feet," explained Bradley Minnen, vice president of the HSN Outlet Stores division. "About one-third of the space is used for an on-site warehouse and processing center -- a special feature of each HSC Outlet Store. Instead of getting a new shipment of merchandise once a week, as most retail stores do, we get one each day. So we are constantly putting out new merchandise."
 Like HSC's other stores, all merchandise is first-quality, but discounted at least 50 percent off the comparable retail value.
 "We discount this much every day, not just for the grand opening, to move the merchandise from Home Shopping's inventory list," explained Minnen. "We don't sell seconds, or items that are defective in any way. We sell top quality products whose quantities have reached levels too low to accommodate the millions of viewers who watch the Home Shopping Club on TV each day."
 The Buccaneer Square store will offer a wide array of merchandise, including women's clothing, shoes for men and women, housewares, jewelry, electronics, collectibles and accessories.
 "We trust this store will be as successful as the others," Minnen said. "In the past few months we have expanded in response to shoppers' reactions. Bargains are always vogue."
 HSC's first outlet store opened on U.S. 19 in Clearwater in 1987. By 1989, two stores were added in Tampa and Casselberry, Fla. In the past 18 months, the division opened three more stores. HSC Outlet Stores are located at:
 -- 1450 SR 436, Casselberry (Orlando area)
 -- 9404 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
 -- 8865 North Florida Ave., Tampa
 -- 8521 W. Hillsborough Ave. (Buccaneer Square), Tampa
 -- 18457 US 19 North/Levitz Center, Clearwater
 -- 6161 9th Ave. North (at Tyrone), St. Petersburg
 Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Sundays noon until 5 p.m. Hours will be extended for the holiday shopping season.
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 /CONTACT: Louise Cleary of Home Shopping Network, 813-572-8585, ext. 7420/
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