JCPenney Closing Seven Georgia Stores Including One in Atlanta

Closures are part of a bankruptcy filing that could pull the plug on a total of 242 locations nationwide.
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At least seven Georgia JCPenney stores, including one in Atlanta, will close as part of the department store’s bankruptcy filing.

JCPenney could close a total of 242 stores, the company said, and the first round, unveiled Thursday, only accounts for 154 of those.

Following a June 11 hearing for the bankruptcy could be a going-out-of-business sale at the closing locations.

“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, the CEO of JCPenney, said in a statement.

Here are the Georgia stores that are closing:


4840 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345


3700 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606


6650 Douglas Blvd, Douglasville, GA 30135


150 Pearl Nix Pkwy, Gainesville, GA 30501


300, Square NE, Rome, GA 30165


325 Northside Dr E Ste 25, Statesboro, GA 30458


2215 Memorial Dr, Waycross, GA 31501

Tuesday Morning at the end of last month announced similar plans, revealing seven metro-Atlanta locations it would close as part of its bankruptcy filing.

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