J.C. Penney Closing More Stores In May — Is Your Location On The List?


J.C. Penney is closing a new total of 18 more stores in May, bringing the total closures of the store to 174. The department store chain was one of the largest retailers to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection when the pandemic hit. At that point, officials said in May 2020 that they planned to close about 29% of its 846 stores.

Since that point, 156 have closed down, and now we’ll have another 18 added to the list by mid-May. The chain did emerge from bankruptcy back in December, though, as it was acquired by mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Since closing more stores, what will this mean for the future of the chain?


J.C. Penney closing more stores – here’s the list

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“Our go-forward store count is 672. We have 18 stores that are scheduled to close to the public on May 16,” J.C. Penney says in a statement to USA TODAY. “There are no additional store closures planned at this time.” Check out the closure list below to see if your location will be affected.


RELATED: JC Penney Officially Files For Bankruptcy

J.C. Penney store closures 2021

The following 18 stores are slated to close May 16.

Alabama J.C. Penney closing store

  • Enterprise: Enterprise Shopping Center, 626 Boll Weevil Circle

Arizona J.C. Penney store closure

  • Kingman: Kingman Square Shopping Center, 3127 Stockton Hill Road

Idaho J.C. Penney store closing

  • Coeur d’Alene: Silverlake Mall, 200 W. Hanley Ave.

Illinois closing J.C. Penney store

  • Mattoon: Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave.

Kansas J.C. Penney closing store

  • Garden City: Garden City Plaza, 2302 E. Kansas Ave.

Kentucky J.C. Penney store closings

  • Hazard: Black Gold Mall, 278 Black Gold Blvd.
  • Murray: Chestnut Hills Mall, 720 N. 12th St. (US 641)

Massachusetts J.C. Penney closure

  • Sturbridge: Sturbridge Plaza, 194 Main St.

Michigan J.C. Penney closing store

  • Canton: 43690 Ford Road

Missouri J.C. Penney store closing

  • West Plains: Southern Hills Center, 1414 Southern Hills Center

North Carolina J.C. Penney closure

  • Matthews: Windsor Square, 10101 E. Independence Blvd.

Ohio closing J.C. Penney store

  • Bellefontaine: Fontaine Plaza, 1710 S. Main St.

Pennsylvania J.C. Penney closing store

  • Clarion: Clarion Mall, 22631 Route 68

South Carolina J.C. Penney closure

  • Sumter: Sumter Mall,1057 Broad St.

Texas J.C. Penney store closing

  • Temple: Colonial/Temple Mall, 3111 S. 31st St.

Vermont J.C. Penney closing store

  • Saint Johnsbury: Green Mountain Mall, 1996 Memorial Drive

Virginia J.C. Penney store closing

  • Glen Allen: Virginia Center Commons Mall, 10101 Brook Road

Washington J.C. Penney store closure

  • Sequim: Sequim Village Shopping Center, 651 W. Washington

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