A list of 138 JC Penney stores to be closed that was released Friday does not include Salina’s Central Mall location.
In February, the Plano, Texas based company announced they would be closing stores as part of their plan to optimize their retail operations. Rumors then began to circulate that the Salina store would be part of the closures, particularly after Sears, Radio Shack and Vanity announced they would be vacating their Central Mall locations.
In all, five JC Penney stores in Kansas will be shuddered. They include locations in Chanute, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Lawrence and Winfield. Most of the affected stores will begin liquidation in April, according to the company’s release.
The full release and list of stores that are closing can be found by clicking here.