Local JCPenney store not closing

JCPenney in Seymour is not one of the stores the company plans to close this spring, but the FairOaks Mall location in Columbus is.

The national department store chain announced last week the list of 138 stores nationwide set to close due to declining traffic volume and competition with online retailers like Amazon.

In a statement released in February, JCPenney made public its plans to shutter between 130 and 140 stores to “redirect capital resources to invest in locations and initiatives that offer the greatest revenue potential.”

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Five Indiana JCPenney stores are set to close by June. Along with Columbus, they include stores in Connersville,

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Five Indiana JCPenney stores are among 138 nationwide that will close, according to a company announcement Friday. They are:

  • FairOaks Mall in Columbus
  • Connersville Plaza
  • Huntington Plaza
  • Jasper Manor Center
  • Logansport Mall

Most of the stores will begin the liquidation process April 17, the company announced.