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The Limited is pushing the limits of its fashion business by expanding into outlet centers, a growing sector of retailing. The New Albany, Ohio-based women's apparel company quietly opened the doors on its Nashville-area store last Monday and will open another store in Auburn Hills, Mich., on May 18. Grand openings for both stores are set for Memorial Day weekend. Two other outlet stores — in San Marcos, Texas, and Rosemont, Ill. — will open in early summer.

Grocer H-E-B has opened its Toyland mall-based stores for the second year in a row. The seasonal toy and entertainment concept, which sells no groceries, is called H-E-B Toyland and is currently open at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Texas.

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