JAMESTOWN - The JCPenney store at the Buffalo Mall in Jamestown is among 138 retail locations the struggling department-store chain plans to close as part of a plan to renew growth and turn the company's focus to e-commerce.
Mary Engels, manager of the JCPenney in Jamestown, was not available for comment. Earlier, store employees had expressed hope they would not be on the list because of the store's beauty salon and its capacity to start offering appliances.
The company lists the stores at the Buffalo Mall in Jamestown, Prairie Hills Mall in Dickinson and downtown Wahpeton in a post on its website Friday.
JCPenney stores are also scheduled for closure in South Dakota at the Palace Mall in Mitchell, Northridge Plaza in Pierre, Watertown Mall n Watertown, and Yankton Mall in Yankton.
With closures in 41 states, the biggest cuts are targeting Texas, where the company plans to close nine of its retail locations, and Minnesota – where eight stores will shut down.