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JCPenney closes 154 store but not Tullahoma location

TULLAHOMA — According to a press release, JCPenney will be closing 154 stores throughout the country but the local store in Tullahoma’s Northgate Mall will not be one of them.

Cuts were based on individual store performance as well as future strategic fits for the locations, according to JCPenney officials. The cuts follow the entry of an order at the June 11 hearing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

“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,” said JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau. “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.”

In addition to the smaller retail footprint, JCPenney will continue to do business on its website. Some Tennessee stores will be closed including those in Columbia and McMinnville. Store closing sales at those locations will begin after June 11. For more information, visit the JCPenney website. •

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