Brand News: Local JC Penney’s stores survive cut


NEW YORK (WDEF) – The Tennessee Valley avoided the carnage from J.C. Penney’s latest store closing spree.

On Friday, the national chain announced the 138 stores that will close by the summer.

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And the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Scottsboro AL and Rome Georgia stores all survived.

Penney’s mainly targeted rural stores, particularly in the Midwest.

The list includes 3 stores in Tennessee (nearest Knoxville), 5 in Georgia and 4 in Alabama (including Gadsden).

The closings list is about 13% of their total stores.