J.C. Penney liquidation sales at 137 closing stores start Wednesday with discounts up to 40% off
The exit from business at 137 closing J.C. Penney stores start on Wednesday, the department store chain said.
The discounts range from 25 to 40% on the original prices in the entire store. All sales will be final as of June 25, according to a press release.
"All goods are offered for sale, including lower discounts of 40% on all fine jewelry and window treatments," the press release said. "New seasonal items like swimwear and sunglasses also get a 25% to 30% discount."
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The retailer, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 15, also updated his list of stores that will close permanently in its first wave of closings. (See the full list of stores that close below and the stores that have been removed from the list.)
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J.C. Penney announced on June 4 that 154 stores would close in its first wave of closings, but now 137 stores are on the list. The removed places can still be closed.
"A handful of previously announced store closure locations will remain on hold pending further review," said J.C. Penney in a blog post.
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The retailer is expected to close 242 stores permanently or around 29% of its 846 locations. 192 stores are expected to close in the current fiscal year, which ends in February, and 50 stores in the next fiscal year. After the closings, the company will have around 604 remaining locations.
The Texas-based chain is the largest retailer who filed for bankruptcy protection during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gordon Brothers, Hilco Merchant Resources, the Great American Group and the Tiger Group will manage the sale according to the press release.
The liquidation sales are expected to take 10 to 16 weeks.
J.C. Penney opening times
The shops are currently open from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. at reduced times. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, stores set an hour from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for vulnerable buyers, including senior citizens, expectant mothers, and people with health concerns.
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Here are the first 137 J.C. Penney stores that close permanently. Additional locations are expected to be closed and announced in the coming months.
Alabama J.C. Penney closes stores
Andalucia: Covington Mall, 922 River Falls St.
Florence: Regency Square, 301 Cox Creek Parkway
Scottsboro: Jackson Square, 1601 S Broad
Arizona J.C. Penney store closings
Cottonwood: Little Creek Center, 1100-B Highway 260
Tucson: El Con Shopping Center, 3501 E Broadway
Arkansas closes J.C. Penney stores
Batesville: Independence Center, 475 S St. Louis St.
Conway: Conway Towne Center, 201 Skyline Drive
El Dorado: Mellor Park Mall, 1845 N West Ave.
Harrison: The Fashion Center, 814 US Highway 62-65 N.
California J.C. Penney store closings
Delano: 1228 Main St.
Los Banos: San Luis Plaza, 951 W Pacheco Blvd.
Paso Robles: Woodland Plaza, 120 Niblick Road
San Bernardino: Inland Center, 300 Inland Center
Tracy: West Valley Mall, 3100 Naglee Road
Yreka: Yreka Junction Mall, Fort Jones Road 1810
Colorado J.C. Penney closes stores
Durango: Durango Mall, 800 S Camino Del Rio
Fort Collins: 135 Bockman Drive
Closure of Connecticut store, J.C. Penney
Torrington: Torrington Commons, 251 High St.
Florida J.C. Penney closes stores
Bradenton: Desoto Square Mall, 303 301 Blvd. W.
Cape Coral: Coralwood Shopping Center, 2301 Del Prado Blvd.
Jacksonville: Regency Square Mall, 9501 Arlington Expressway
Lake Wales: Eagle Ridge Mall, 501 Eagle Ridge Drive
Mary Esther: Santa Rosa Mall, 300 Mary Esther Blvd.
Orlando: Orlando Fashion Square, 3115 E Colonial Drive
Sebring: Lakeshore Mall, 901, US 27 N.
Georgia J.C. Penney closes stores
Athens: Georgia Square, 3700 Atlanta Highway
Atlanta: Northlake Mall, 4840 Briarcliff Road NE
Douglasville: Arbor Place Mall, 6650 Douglas Blvd.
Gainesville: Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway
Rome: Mount Berry Mall 300 Mount Berry Square NE
Statesboro: Statesboro Mall, 325 Northside Drive E.
Crossroads: Hatcher Point Mall, 2215 Memorial Drive
Idaho closes J.C. Penney stores
Lewiston: Lewiston Mall, 1826 19th Ave.
Ponderay: Bonner Mall, 300 Bonn Mall Way
Illinois J.C. Penney closes stores
Bourbonnais: Northfield Square, 1600 N State Route 50
Carbondale: University Mall, 1201 E Main
Freeport: Freeport Mall, 1810 S West Ave.
Mount Vernon: Times Square Mall, 115 Times Square Mall
Indiana J.C. Penney closes stores
Bedford: Bedford Town Fair, 1118 James Ave.
Indianapolis: NW Pavilion on Michigan Road, 8752 Michigan Road
Kokomo: Kokomo Mall, 1718 E Blvd.
Madison: River Point Mall, 435 E Clifty Drive
Muncie: Muncie Mall, 3501 Granville Ave.
Plymouth: Pilgrim Place Mall, 1350 Pilgrim Lane
Richmond: Richmond Square, 4199 National Road E.
Vincennes: Vincennes Plaza, 640 Niblack Blvd.
Iowa J.C. Penney store closings
Carroll: 504 N Adams St.
Marshalltown: Marshalltown Mall, 2500 shopping center St.
Kansas J.C. Penney store closings
Emporia: Flint Hills Village, 1678 Industriestrasse
Liberal: Liberal Plaza, 1513 N Kansas Ave.
Salina: Central Mall, 2259 S 9th St.
Kentucky J.C. Penney closes stores
Campbellsville: Green River Plaza, 399 Campbellsville Bypass
Danville: Danville Manor Mall, 1560 Houstonville Road
Hopkinsville: Bradford Square, 4000 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Maysville: Market Square, US 68 S and AA Highway
Middlesboro: Middlesboro Mall, 905 N 12th St.
Owensboro: Town Square Mall, 5000 Frederica St.
Louisiana J.C. Penney
Lafayette: Acadiana Mall, 5725 Johnston St.
Metairie: Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Maryland closes J.C. Penney stores
Lanham: Woodmore Towne Center in Glen, 9100 McHugh Drive
La Vale: Country Club Mall, 1262 Vocke Road
Michigan J.C. Penney closes
Alpena: Alpena Mall, 2338, US 23 S.
Cadillac: Cadillac Shopping Center, 1550 N Mitchell St.
Petoskey: 408 E Mitchell St.
Minnesota closes J.C. Penney stores
Eden Prairie: Eden Prairie Center, 8201 Flying Cloud Drive
Maple Grove: Grove Square Mall, 13701 Grove Drive
Willmar: Kandi Mall, 1605 South First St.
Mississippi, J.C. Penney store closings
Laurel: Sawmill Square Mall, 910 Sawmill Road
Starkville: Starkville Crossing, 864 Highway 12 W.
Missouri closes J.C. Penney shops
Independence: Bolger Square, 17610 E 39th St. S.
Kirksville: Kirksville Mall, 2206 S Baltimore St.
Closure of Montana J.C. Penney business
Bozeman: Gallatin Valley Mall, 2825 W Main Street
Nebraska closes J.C. Penney store
Grand Island: Conestoga Mall, 3404 W 13th St.
New Hampshire J.C. Penney closings
Keene: West Street Mall, 381 West St.
North Conway: Mountain Valley Mall, State Highway 16 and Route 302
Rochester: Lilac Mall, 25 Lilac Mall (Route 125)
Western Lebanon: Upper Valley Plaza, 250 Plainfield Road
New Mexico J.C. Penney shop closure
Alamogordo: White Sands Mall, 3199 N White Sands Blvd.
New York J.C. Penney closes stores
Auburn: Finger Lakes Mall, Clark Street Road 1579
Batavia: Batavia City Center, 40 Batavia City Center
Canandaigua: Roseland Mall, 3225 State Route 364
New Hartford: Sangertown Square Mall, 1 Sangertown Square
Rome: Freedom Mall, 205 Erie Blvd. W.
Syracuse: Destiny USA, 9559 Destiny USA Drive
Valley Stream: Green Acres Mall, 1051 Green Acres Mall
North Carolina J.C. Penney closures
Henderson: Henderson Square, 380 N Cooper Drive
Lumberton: Biggs Park Shopping Center, 2910 N Elm St.
New Bern: Twin Rivers Mall, 3100 ml King Jr Blvd.
Raleigh: North Hills Mall, 4217 Six Forks Road
Rockingham: Richmond Plaza, 1305 E Broad Ave.
Ohio closes J.C. Penney stores
Akron: Chapel Hill Mall, Brittain Road 2000
Akron: Tri County Plaza, 1500 Canton Road
Allianz: Carnation Mall, 2500 W State St.
Ashtabula: Ashtabula Mall, 3315 N Ridge Road E.
Cincinnati: Governors Plaza, 9365 Fields Ertel Road
Despite: Northtowne Mall, 1500 N Clinton St.
East Liverpool: Summit Square shopping center, 16280 Dresden Ave.
Parma: The shops in Parma, 7900 Day Drive
Piqua: Miami Valley Mall, 987 E Ash St.
Oklahoma J.C. Penney store closings
Enid: Oakwood Mall, 4125 W. Owen K. Garriott Road
McAlester: Tandy Town Mall, 1744 E Carl Albert Parkway
Muskogee: Arrowhead Mall, 501 N Main St.
Shawnee: Shawnee Mall, 4901 N Kickapoo Ave.
Tulsa: Tulsa Promenade, 4101 S Yale Ave.
Oregon J.C. Penney closes
Bend: Cascade Village, 63455 N Highway 97
McMinnville: McMinnville Plaza, 2180 NE Highway 99 W.
Roseburg: Garden Valley Mall, 780 NW Garden Valley Boulevard.
Salem: Salem Center, 305 Liberty St. NE
Pennsylvania J.C. Penney closes stores
Butler: Clearview Mall, 101 Clearview Circle
Hanover: North Hanover Mall, 1155 Carlisle St.
Monaca: Beaver Valley Mall, 200 Beaver Valley Mall
Monroeville: Monroeville Mall, 500 Monroeville Mall
Tarentum: Galleria in Pittsburgh Mills, 167 Pittsburgh Mill Circle
South Carolina J.C. Penney closings
Beaufort: Cross Creek Mall, 328 Robert Smalls Parkway
Florence: Magnolia Mall, 2701 David H. McLeod Blvd.
Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N Kings Highway
Orangeburg: Prince of Orange Mall, 2390 Chestnut St.
Rock Hill: Rock Hill Galleria, 2321 Dave Lyle Blvd.
Closure of the South Dakota J.C. Penney business
Brookings: University Mall, 990 22nd Ave. S.
Tennessee J.C. Penney closes stores
Cleveland: Bradley Square, 200 Paul Huff Parkway NW
Columbia: Columbia Mall, 800 S. James Campbell Blvd.
Dyersburg: Dyersburg Mall, 2700 Lake Road
Kingsport: Kingsport town center, 2101 Fort Henry Drive
Maryville: Foothills Mall, 101 Foothills Mall
McMinnville: Three Star Mall, 1410 Sparta St.
Texas J.C. Penney store closings
Greenville: Crossroads Mall, 6834 Wesley St.
Huntsville: West Hills Mall, 2 financial center
Lewisville: Music City Mall, 2401 S Stemmons Fairway
Lufkin: Lufkin Mall, 4600 S Medford Drive
Palestine: Palestine Mall, 1930 S Loop 256
Paris: Mirabeau Square, 3560 Lamar Ave. Highway 82
Utah J.C. Penney closes locations
Layton: Layton Hills Mall, 1201 N Hill Field Road
Logan: Cache Valley Mall, main street 1350 N.
Vermont J.C. Penney closes stores
Bennington: Bennington Square, 99 Bennington Square
Berlin: Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Road
Virginia closes J.C. Penney stores
Danville: Danville Mall, 325 Piedmont Drive
Staunton: Colonial Mall, 90 Lee Jackson Highway
J.C. Penney stores removed from the list
The following stores from the original completion list are no longer in the list of J.C. Penney displayed. The company said in a blog post that they "remain on hold pending further review."
Spanish Fort, Alabama: Spanish Fort City Center, 22500 Town Center Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona: Christown Spectrum, 1727 W Bethany Home Road
Chino, California: Rancho Del Chino Mall, 14659 Ramona Ave.
Turlock, California: Countryside Plaza, 1840 Countryside Drive
Greeley, Colorado: Greeley Mall, 2080 Greeley Mall
Montrose, Colorado: River Landing Mall, 3400 Rio Grande Ave.
Fort Myers, Florida: Gulf Coast Downtown, 10083 Gulf Center Drive
Tampa, Florida: Westshore Plaza, 201 Westshore Plaza
Calumet City, Illinois: River Oaks Mall, 200 River Oaks Center Drive
Elkhart, Indiana: Concord Mall, 3701 S Main St.
Shreveport, Louisiana: Regal Court Mall, 7451 Youree Drive
Abingdon, Maryland: Boulevard on Box Hill, 3411 Merchant Blvd.
Coon Rapids, Minnesota: Riverdale Village, 12550 Riverdale Blvd.
Oswego, New York: Oswego Plaza, 140 State Route 104
Midwest City, Oklahoma: Downtown Plaza, 7271 SE 29th St.
Anderson, South Carolina: Anderson Mall, 3187 N Main St.
Dallas, Texas: Timber Creek Crossing, 6051 Skillman St.
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Crossroads Mall, N96W18515 County Line Road.
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