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Penney store closing: List of nationwide J.C. Penney store closings released

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Penney store closings were announced on Wednesday with J.C. Penney closing 33 of its under-performing stores. Along with the store closing, 2,000 people will lose their jobs, according to USA Today on Jan.15.

These Penney store closings are slated to happen sooner rather than later. The folks at J.C. Penney will shut down the stores slated to close by early May. A list of the stores on the chopping block are posted at the end of this article.

The Penney store closings are all part of the store’s attempts at a “turnaround” as the troubled retailer expects to save about $65 million a year starting with 2014. The store closings are part of the plan to sweep up after former CEO Ron Johnson whose overhaul of Penney’s included eliminating sales in lieu of everyday low prices. This was not a good move, evident by stocks drastically falling.

In April Myron Ullman III returned as CEO and his fix includes the stores closing as well as the axing of 2,000 jobs. So far the numbers show Myron has done a good job at stabilizing the situation with the sales up in the fourth quarter for stores open at least a year.

Here's a list of the 33 Penney store closings which are expected to be closed by early May:

Selma Mall in Selma, Alabama

Arrow Plaza in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Meriden Square in Meriden, Connecticut

Lake Square Mall in Leesburg, Florida

Gulf View Square in Port Richey, Florida

Muscatine Mall in Muscatine, Iowa

Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, Illinois

Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, Illinois

Five Points Mall in Marion, Indiana

Marketplace Shopping Center in Warsaw, Indiana

The Centre at Salisbury in Salisbury, Maryland

Westwood Plaza in Marquette, Michigan

Northland Mall in Worthington, Minnesota

Singing River Mall in Gautier, Mississippi

Natchez Mall in Natchez, Mississippi

Butte Plaza Shopping Center in Butte, Montana

Cut Bank, Montana

Vernon Park Mall in Kinston, North Carolina

Burlington Center in Burlington, New Jersey

Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Wayne Towne Plaza in Wooster, Ohio

Exton Square Mall in Exton, Pennsylvania

Laurel Mall in Hazleton, Pennsylvanian

Washington Mall in Washington, Pennsylvania

Northgate Mall in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Bristol Mall in Bristol, Virginia

Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia

Forest Mall in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Janesville Mall in Janesville, Wisconsin

Lincoln Plaza Center in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Cedar Mall in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Wausau Mall in Wausau, Wisconsin

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