JCPenney Announces It's Permanently Closing These 154 Stores

Isabel Garcia
Photo credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS - Getty Images
Photo credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS - Getty Images

From Delish

Near the end of May, JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announcing that it would permanently close about 30 percent of its stores. On Thursday, the apparel and home retailer said it would be begin closing 154 locations as part of its first phase.

Stores in 38 states across the country will be shuttering its doors for good. The store closures include eight in California, nine in Florida, seven in Georgia, nine in Indiana, seven in New York, nine in Ohio, and seven in Texas. In the coming weeks, there will be phases of store closing sales, which JCPenney expects will take 10 to 16 weeks to complete.

News of the store closures comes as JCPenney gradually reopens stores temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. So far, it's reopened nearly 500 locations, implementing added safety measures based on CDC guidelines and state as well as local mandates. Some of the new safety protocols include Plexiglass shields at registers, social distancing signage, and enhanced store cleaning. Additionally, employees are required to wear masks and gloves.

"While closing stores is always an extremely difficult decision, our store optimization strategy is vital to ensuring we emerge from both Chapter 11 and the COVID-19 pandemic as a stronger retailer with greater financial flexibility to allow us to continue serving our loyal customers for decades to come,” JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau said in a statement.

The full list of store closures includes:

Alabama

  • Covington Mall

  • Regency Square

  • Jackson Square

  • Spanish Fort Town Center

Arizona

  • Little Creek Center

  • Christown Spectrum

  • El Con Shopping Center

Arkansas

  • Independence Center

  • Conway Towne Center

  • Mellor Park Mall

  • The Fashion Center

California

  • Rancho Del Chino Shopping Center

  • JCPenney, Delano

  • San Luis Plaza

  • Woodland Plaza

  • Inland Center

  • West Valley Mall

  • Countryside Plaza

  • Yreka Junction Mall

Colorado

  • Durango Mall

  • JCPenney, Fort Collins

  • Greeley Mall

  • River Landing Shopping Center

Connecticut

  • Torrington Commons

Florida

  • Desoto Square Mall

  • Coralwood Shopping Center

  • Gulf Coast Town Center

  • Regency Square Mall

  • Eagle Ridge Mall

  • Santa Rosa Shopping Center

  • Orlando Fashion Square

  • Lakeshore Mall

  • Westshore Plaza

Georgia

  • Georgia Square

  • Northlake Mall

  • Arbor Place Mall

  • Lakeshore Mall

  • Mount Berry Mall

  • Statesboro Mall

  • Hatcher Point Mall

Idaho

  • Lewiston Shopping Center

  • Bonner Mall

Illinois

  • Northfield Square

  • River Oaks Shopping Center

  • University Mall

  • Freeport Mall

  • Times Square Mall

Indiana

  • Bedford Town Fair

  • Concord Mall

  • NW Pavilion at Michigan Road

  • Kokomo Mall

  • River Point Mall

  • Muncie Mall

  • Pilgrim Place Mall

  • Richmond Square

  • Vincennes Plaza

Iowa

  • JCPenney, Caroll

  • Marshalltown Mall

Kansas

  • Flint Hills Village

  • Liberal Plaza

  • Central Mall

Kentucky

  • Green River Plaza

  • Danville Manor Shopping Center

  • Bradford Square

  • Market Square

  • Middlesboro Mall

  • Town Square Mall

Lousiana

  • Acadiana Mall

  • Lakeside Shopping Center

  • Regal Court Shopping Center

Maryland

  • Boulevard at Box Hill

  • Woodmore Towne Center

  • Country Club Mall

Michigan

  • Alpena Mall

  • Cadillac Shopping Center

  • JCPenney, Petoskey

Minnesota

  • Riverdale Village

  • Eden Prairie Center

  • Grove Square Shopping Center

  • Kandi Mall

Mississippi

  • Sawmill Square Mall

  • Starkville Crossing

Missouri

  • Bolger Square

  • Kirksville Shopping Center

Montana

  • Gallatin Valley Mall

Nebraska

  • Conestoga Mall

New Hampshire

  • West Street Shopping Center

  • Mountain Valley Mall

  • Lilac Mall

  • Upper Valley Plaza

New Mexico

  • White Sands Mall

New York

  • Finger Lakes Mall

  • Batavia City Centre

  • Roseland Shopping Center

  • Sangertown Square Mall

  • Oswego Plaza

  • Freedom Mall

  • Destiny USA

North Carolina

  • Henderson Square

  • Biggs Park Shopping Center

  • Twin Rivers Mall

  • North Hills Shopping Center

  • Richmond Plaza

Ohio

  • Chapel Hill Mall

  • Tri County Plaza

  • Carnation Mall

  • Ashtabula Mall

  • Governors Plaza

  • Northtowne Mall

  • Summit Square Shopping Center

  • The Shoppes At Parma

  • Miami Valley Mall

Oklahoma

  • Oakwood Mall

  • Tandy Town Shopping Center

  • Town Center Plaza

  • Arrowhead Mall

  • Shawnee Mall

  • Tulsa Promenade

Oregon

  • Cascade Village

  • McMinnville Plaza

  • Garden Valley Mall

  • Salem Center

Pennsylvania

  • Clearview Mall

  • North Hanover Mall

  • Beaver Valley Mall

  • Monroeville Mall

  • Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

South Carolina

  • Anderson Mall

  • Cross Creek Mall

  • Magnolia Mall

  • Myrtle Beach Mall

  • Prince of Orange Mall

  • Rock Hill Galleria

South Dakota

  • University Mall

Tennessee

  • Bradley Square

  • Columbia Mall

  • Dyersburg Mall

  • Kingsport Town Center

  • Foothills Mall

  • Three Star Mall

Texas

  • Timber Creek Crossing

  • Crossroads Mall

  • West Hills Mall

  • Music City Mall

  • Lufkin Shopping Center

  • Palestine Mall

  • Mirabeau Square

Utah

  • Layton Hills Mall

  • Cache Valley Mall

Vermont

  • Bennington Square

  • Berlin Mall

Virginia

  • Danville Mall

  • Colonial Mall

Wisconsin

  • Crossroads Shopping Center

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