Emporia JCPenney to close, along with 154 other stores nationwide

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FILE – This May 8, 2020 file photo shows an empty parking lot at a JC Penney store in Roseville, Mich. U.S. retail sales tumbled 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened stores across the country and weighed down a sinking economy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – According to a list released on JCPenney’s website, the Emporia department store will be closing.

The news release, issued Thursday on the store’s website, said in part, “Following a comprehensive evaluation of its retail footprint and a careful analysis of store performance and future strategic fit for the Company, JCPenney identified the first phase of 154 store closures.”

The release added, “Store closing sales for the first round of store closures are expected to take 10-16 weeks to complete.”

Other store locations closing in Kansas include Salina and Liberal.

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