J.C. Penney announced the list of the 154 stores it plans to close this summer.

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On Thursday, the bankrupted retailer identified the first phase of 154 store closures. The company said in a press release the stores were identified "following a comprehensive evaluation of its retail footprint and a careful analysis of store performance and future strategic fit."

Store closing sales will begin at all 154 locations and officials expect the store closing sales to take 10 to 16 weeks.

"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,” Jill Soltau, chief executive officer of JCPenney said in a press relief. “I am incredibly grateful to our talented associates for their ongoing dedication and their passion for meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations during this difficult and uncertain time. All impacted associates will be treated with the utmost consideration and respect.”

The following stores in New York are among the 154 stores that will close:

  • Finger Lakes Mall
    1579 Clark Street Rd
    Auburn, NY 13021
  • Batavia City Centre
    40 Batavia City Ctr
    Batavia, NY 14020
  • Roseland Shopping Center
    3225 State Rt 364, Ste 165
    Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Sangertown Square Mall
    1 Sangertown Square, Ste 55
    New Hartford, NY 13413
  • Oswego Plaza
    140 State Route 104, Ste A
    Oswego, NY 13126
  • Freedom Mall
    205 Erie Blvd W
    Rome, NY 13440
  • Destiny USA
    9559 Destiny USA Dr
    Syracuse, NY 13290

As of this writing, it appears the J.C. Penny locations in Poughkeepsie and Middletown will remain open.

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