JCPenney to close four stores in Minnesota

The stores will shutter for good in the coming months.
Author:
Publish date:

JCPenney has announced it is closing 154 stores across the U.S., including four in Minnesota.

The big box retailer is the latest to announce store closures amid ongoing business woes relating to the pandemic, announcing the closures ahead of a hearing at bankruptcy court on June 11.

The closures include the following stores in Minnesota:

  • Riverdale Village, Coon Rapids.
  • Eden Prairie Center.
  • Grove Square Shopping Center, Maple Grove.
  • Kandi Mall, Willmar.

Store closure sales will get underway at the closing stores in the coming weeks, and will last through the summer.

While the pandemic has exacerbated the financial situations of many retailers, major legacy department stores such as JCPenney have been struggling since before it arrived, shutting down Minnesota stores including the anchor location at the Southdale Center, which is now a LifeTime Fitness.

"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 Jill Soltau, JCPenney CEO.

"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."

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

minnesota state fair

Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

Screen Shot 2021-01-15 at 2.16.44 PM

Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

DPS John Harrington

DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

snow, slush (submitted photo, ok to use)

Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

tim walz

Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2021?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

BMTN 900x450 (8)

Company that falsely promised student loan forgiveness banned from MN

It's also been ordered to repay $11,499 in fees taken from Minnesotans.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID update for January 15

Hospitalizations are the lowest in Minnesota since October 25.

Sars-Cov-2

Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks

The B117 variant is believed to be more easily transmitted.

General Mills

General Mills halts donations to Republicans who voted to block Biden win

Two Minnesota representatives voted against certification of results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Related

14728482646_2f9627927a_b

Gap, JCPenney, Foot Locker all announce major store closures

Victoria's Secret will also be shuttering more than 50 stores.

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy, 3 Minnesota stores to close

The outdoor and hunting goods retailer is shuttering 32 stores around the country.

Screen Shot 2019-08-28 at 1.45.53 PM

Walmart to close its only store in St. Paul

The University Avenue location will shutter next month.

Screen Shot 2020-02-25 at 10.53.45 PM

ApplianceSmart closing its last remaining Minnesota stores

Its Maplewood location has already shuttered, with Champlin to follow.

Express

Two Twin Cities stores among 100 Express closures

The stores at Burnsville Center and Eden Prairie Center are closing.

2 Gander Outdoors closing in MN, amid wider closures nationally

The stores in Eden Prairie and Bemidji are shutting down.

Target

Target now closing more stores across Minnesota until further notice

It comes with no end in sight for the violence in Minneapolis.

Rue 21 is closing hundreds of stores, including 6 in Minnesota

The teen fashion retailer is expected to close 400 stores across the country.