J.C. Penney is almost finished with its store closures.
The retailer, which exited bankruptcy in December after being acquired by Simon Property Group and Brookfield Management, said in May 2020, that it planned to shutter about 242 locations in its then 845-store portfolio. Since then, it has closed some 156 stores. In a report by USA Today, Penney said it will close 18 stores on May 16.
“Our go-forward store count is 672,” the retailer said in a statement to USA Today. "There are no additional store closures planned at this time."
The Penney stores that will close on May 16 are located at:
Enterprise Shopping Center, Enterprise, Alabama;
Kingman Square Shopping Center, Kingman, Arizona;
Silverlake Mall; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho;
Cross County Mall, Matoon, Illinois;
Garden City Plaza, Garden City, Kansas;
Black Gold Mall, Hazard, Kentucky;
Chestnut Hills Mall; Chestnut Hill, Kentucky;
Sturbridge Plaza, Sturbridge, Massachusetts;
Southern Hills Center, West Hills, Missouri;
Windsor Square, Matthews, North Carolina;
Fontaine Plaza; Bellefontaine, Ohio;
Clarion Mall, Clarion, Pennsylvania;
Sumter Mall, Sumter, South Carolina;
Colonial/Temple Mall, Temple, Texas;
Green Mountain Mall, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont;
Virginia Center Commons Mall, Glen Allan, Virginia; and
Sequim Village Shopping Center, Sequim, Washington.