J.C. Penney to permanently close two stores in New York City

Marianne Wilson
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J.C. Penney has revealed more details about its store closing plans.

The department store retailer plans to close two New York City stores, including its location at Manhattan Mall, in Manhattan’s busy Herald Square. The two-level, 153,000-sq.-ft. store, which opened amid great fanfare in 2009,  is currently closed and will not reopen. It is J.C. Penney's only location in Manhattan.

In addition, the J.C. Penney store at Kings Plaza (in Brooklyn) will permanently close on Sept. 27, 2020, with liquidation sales likely to begin next week. The store recently reopened after being closed due to the pandemic.

The retailer has made two previous rounds of store closure announcements (the full list is available on the J.C. Penney company blog.)

The locations in the list below were previously reported as closing stores, but no date was given for their liquidation sales. Penny is now announcing the sales with begin on July 7, with final closings on Sept. 27. (The Sunnyside, Wash., store will begin liquidation on July 17 and close on Sept. 27.)