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JC Penney Closing 138 Stores: Is Yours on This List?

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People exit from J.C. Penney store at Herald Square on Nov. 25, 2016, in New York. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 17 Mar 2017 05:25 PM

J.C. Penney has released the list of 138 stores it plans to close this year as part of an effort to concentrate on its top-performing locations and compete with Amazon and off-price competitors.

J.C. Penney announced a few weeks ago that it would close up to 140 stores, and Macy’s and Sears have made similar announcements that mean the end of 300 major retail chain locations in total this year, according to CNBC.

Consumers continue to shift some of their buying to online retailers and to off–price locations like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, which is putting pressure on traditional retailers.

“We believe closing stores will allow us to adjust our business to effectively compete against the growing threat of online retailers,” CEO Marvin Ellison said in February, CNBC reported.

Most of the closures will happen in the second quarter, with liquidations beginning April 17, CNBC said Friday. J.C. Penney says it will save $200 million a year by closing these locations, which make up less than 5 percent of its yearly sales.

About 900 J.C. Penney stores will remain open, according to USA Today.

The closures will impact about 5,000 employees, but JCP plans to offer early retirement incentives to 6,000 employees, then transfer some key employees to different store locations, USA Today said.

Here are the 138 J.C. Penney stores closing soon:

Gadsden Mall – Gadsden, Alabama

Auburn Mall – Auburn, Alabama

Jasper Mall – Jasper, Alabama

Tannehill Promenade – Bessemer, Alabama

Military Plaza – Benton, Arkansas

Chickasaw Plaza – Blytheville, Arkansas

Riverview Mall – Bullhead City, Arizona

Sunwest Plaza – Lodi, California

Hilltop Mall – Richmond, California

Downtown Bishop – Bishop, California

The Village at Orange – Orange, California

Fort Morgan Main St. – Fort Morgan, Colorado

Broadway Plaza – Sterling, Colorado

St. Vrain Centre – Longmont, Colorado

Glenwood Springs Mall – Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Connecticut Post Mall – Milford, Connecticut

Palatka Mall – Palatka, Florida

Jacksonville Regional Shopping Center – Jacksonville, Florida

Milledgeville Mall – Milledgeville, Georgia

Macon Mall – Macon, Georgia

Tifton Mall – Tifton, Georgia

Dublin Mall –  Dublin, Georgia

Gateway Plaza – Thomasville, Georgia

Quincy Place – Ottumwa, Iowa

Downtown Decorah – Decorah, Iowa

Penn Central Mall – Oskaloosa, Iowa

Crossroads Mall – Fort Dodge, Iowa

Snake River Plaza – Burley, Idaho

Freestanding – Macomb, Illinois

Northland Mall – Sterling, Illinois

Fulton Square – Canton, Illinois

Village Square Mall – Effingham, Illinois

Eastland Mall – Bloomington, Illinois

Centerpointe of Woodridge – Woodridge, Illinois

Peru Mall – Peru, Illinois

Huntington Plaza – Huntington, Indiana

Connersville Plaza – Connersville, Indiana

Logansport Mall – Logansport, Indiana

Jasper Manor Center – Jasper, Indiana

FairOaks Mall – Columbus, Indiana

Chanute Square – Chanute, Kansas

Downtown Great Bend – Great Bend, Kansas

Winfield Plaza – Winfield, Kansas

Hutchinson Mall – Hutchinson, Kansas

Freestanding – Lawrence, Kansas

Cortana Mall – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Park Terrace – DeRidder, Louisiana

North Shore Square – Slidell, Louisiana

Berkshire Mall – Lanesborough, Massachusetts

Easton Marketplace – Easton, Maryland

Rockland Plaza – Rockland, Maine

Birchwood Mall – Kingsford, Michigan

Cascade Crossings – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Westshore Mall – Holland, Michigan

Delta Plaza – Escanaba, Michigan

Copper Country Mall – Houghton, Michigan

Lakeview Square Mall – Battle Creek, Michigan

Midland Mall – Midland, Michigan

Faribo West Mall – Faribault, Minnesota

Freestanding – Winona, Minnesota

Downtown Thief River Falls – Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Hutchinson Mall – Hutchinson, Minnesota

Red Wing Mall – Red Wing, Minnesota

Irongate Plaza – Hibbing, Minnesota

Central Lakes Crossing – Baxter, Minnesota

Five Lakes Centre – Fairmont, Minnesota

Maryville Center – Maryville, Missouri

Bonita Lakes Mall – Meridian, Mississippi

Oxford Mall – Oxford, Mississippi

Southgate Plaza – Corinth, Mississippi

Leigh Mall – Columbus, Mississippi

Greenville Mall – Greenville, Mississippi

Capital Hill Mall – Helena, Montana

Sidney Main Street – Sidney, Montana

Becker Village Mall – Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Monroe Crossing – Monroe, North Carolina

Eastridge Mall – Gastonia, North Carolina

Blue Ridge Mall – Hendersonville, North Carolina

Albemarle Crossing – Albemarle, North Carolina

Boone Mall – Boone, North Carolina

Downtown Wahpeton – Wahpeton, North Dakota

Prairie Hills Mall – Dickinson, North Dakota

Buffalo Mall – Jamestown, North Dakota

Platte River Mall, North Platte, Nebraska

Downtown McCook – McCook, Nebraska

Fremont Mall – Fremont, Nebraska

Rio Grande Plaza – Rio Grande, New Jersey

The Boulevard – Las Vegas, Nevada

Dunkirk–Fredonia Plaza – Dunkirk, New York

Palisades Center – West Nyack, New York

Westfield Sunrise – Massapequa, New York

Richmond Town Square – Richmond Heights, Ohio

St. Mary's Square – St. Marys, Ohio

Findlay Village Mall – Findlay, Ohio

New Towne Mall, New Philadelphia, Ohio

Ponca Plaza – Ponca City, Oklahoma

Altus Plaza – Altus, Oklahoma

Ne-Mar Shopping Center – Claremore, Oklahoma

Pioneer Square Shopping Center – Stillwater, Oklahoma

Downtown Pendleton – Pendleton, Oregon

Astoria Downtown – Astoria, Oregon

La Grande Downtown – La Grande, Oregon

Grants Pass Shopping Center – Grants Pass, Oregon

The Dalles Main Street – The Dalles, Oregon

Willow Grove Park – Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Lycoming Mall – Pennsdale, Pennsylvania

Columbia Mall – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Clearfield Mall – Clearfield, Pennsylvania

King of Prussia Mall – King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Mills – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bradford Towne Centre – Towanda, Pennsylvania

Town 'N Country – Easley, South Carolina

Citadel Mall – Charleston, South Carolina

Yankton Mall – Yankton, South Dakota

Watertown Mall – Watertown, South Dakota

Northridge Plaza – Pierre, South Dakota

Palace Mall – Mitchell, South Dakota

Knoxville Center – Knoxville, Tennessee

County Market Place – Union City, Tennessee

Greeneville Commons – Greeneville, Tennessee

El Paso Downtown – El Paso, Texas

McAllen Downtown – McAllen, Texas

Heartland Mall – Early, Texas

Athens Village Shopping Center – Athens, Texas

King Plaza Shopping Center – Seguin, Texas

Bosque River Center – Stephenville, Texas

Marshall Mall – Marshall, Texas

University Mall – Nacogdoches, Texas

Borger Shopping Plaza – Borger, Texas

Tanglewood Mall – Roanoke, Virginia

New River Valley Mall – Christiansburg, Virginia

Pilchuck Landing – Snohomish, Washington

Richland Square Shopping Center – Richland Center, Wisconsin

Rapids Mall – Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Pine Tree Mall – Marinette, Wisconsin

Marshfield Mall – Marshfield, Wisconsin

Foxcroft Towne Center – Martinsburg, West Virginia

Downtown Sheridan – Sheridan, Wyoming


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