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J.C. Penney’s Regency Square store on closure list

J.C. Penney at Jacksonville’s Regency Square mall is one of 154 stores across the country that the retailer proposes to close under bankruptcy protection.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Two weeks after announcing it would close nearly 30 percent of its stores as part of a restructuring under bankruptcy protection, J.C. Penney has identified the first 154 stores of more than 240 it intends to close by the end of 2020.

On that list is Jacksonville’s oldest J.C. Penney department store at Regency Square mall.

The store — one of the original tenants of the storied indoor mall — remains temporarily shuttered after closing earlier this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the mall’s website.

The announcement of the department store’s proposed closing is the latest blow to the suburban mall which opened in 1967 with department store anchors J.C. Penney, Furchgott’s, May-Cohen’s, Ivey’s and F.W. Woolworth Co.

More than a half-century later, J.C. Penney is the last of those iconic names in Jacksonville’s retail history still operating at the Arlington-area mall.

When J.C. Penney exits Regency Square, Dillard’s — which has been operating as a clearance center for more than a decade — will be the mall’s sole anchor store.

News of the pending closure comes months after another department store giant, Sears, closed its Orange Park Mall location, the last of Sears’ department stores in Jacksonville. Sears closed its stores at The Avenues in December 2019 and at Regency Square in 2016.

Founded in Wyoming in 1902, the department store chain with 846 stores is the largest company to file for bankruptcy protection so far during the coronavirus pandemic.

The company listed the first 154 locations to close in a bankruptcy court filing on Thursday.

Bankruptcy Judge David Jones is expected to hold a hearing on June 11 to consider the proposal. Assuming he signs off, going-out-of-business sales could begin immediately. They are expected to last 10 to 16 weeks.

Here’s the initial list of J.C. Penney stores that are permanently closing:


  • Covington Mall in Andalusia
  • Regency Square in Florence
  • Jackson Square in Scottsboro
  • Spanish Fort Town Center in Spanish Fort


  • Little Creek Center in Cottonwood
  • Christown Spectrum in Phoenix
  • El Con Shopping Center in Tucson


  • Independence Center in Batesville
  • Conway Towne Center in Conway
  • Mellor Park Mall in El Dorado
  • The Fashion Center in Harrison


  • Rancho Del Chino Shopping Center in Chino
  • JCPenney in Delano
  • San Luis Plaza in Los Banos
  • Woodland Plaza in Paso Robles
  • Inland Center in San Bernardino
  • West Valley Mall in Tracy
  • Countryside Plaza in Turlock
  • Yreka Junction Mall in Yreka


  • Durango Mall in Durango
  • JCPenney in Fort Collins
  • Greeley Mall in Greeley
  • River Landing Shopping Center in Montrose


  • Torrington Commons in Torrington


  • Desoto Square Mall in Bradenton
  • Coralwood Shopping Center in Cape Coral
  • Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers
  • Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville
  • Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales
  • Santa Rosa Shopping Center in Mary Esther
  • Orlando Fashion Square in Orlando
  • Lakeshore Mall in Sebring
  • Westshore Plaza in Tampa


  • Georgia Square in Athens
  • Northlake Mall in Atlanta
  • Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville
  • Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville
  • Mount Berry Mall in Rome
  • Statesboro Mall in Statesboro
  • Hatcher Point Mall in Waycross


  • Lewiston Shopping Center in Lewiston
  • Bonner Mall in Ponderay


  • Northfield Square in Bourbonnais
  • River Oaks Shopping Center in Calumet City
  • University Mall in Carbondale
  • Freeport Mall in Freeport
  • Times Square Mall in Mount Vernon


  • Bedford Town Fair in Bedford
  • Concord Mall in Elkhart
  • NW Pavilion @ Michigan Road in Indianapolis
  • Kokomo Mall in Kokomo
  • River Point Mall in Madison
  • Muncie Mall in Muncie
  • Pilgrim Place Mall in Plymouth
  • Richmond Square in Richmond
  • Vincennes Plaza in Vincennes


  • JCPenney in Carroll
  • Marshalltown Mall in Marshalltown


  • Flint Hills Village in Emporia
  • Liberal Plaza in Liberal
  • Central Mall in Salina


  • Green River Plaza in Campbellsville
  • Danville Manor Shopping Center in Danville
  • Bradford Square in Hopkinsville
  • Market Square in Maysville
  • Middlesboro Mall in Middlesboro
  • Town Square Mall in Owensboro


  • Acadiana Mall in Lafayette
  • Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie
  • Regal Court Shopping Center in Shreveport


  • Boulevard at Box Hill in Abingdon
  • Woodmore Towne Center in Lanham
  • Country Club Mall in La Vale


  • Alpena Mall in Alpena
  • Cadillac Shopping Center in Cadillac
  • JCPenney in Petoskey


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


  • Sawmill Square Mall in Laurel
  • Starkville Crossing in Starkville


  • Bolger Square in Independence 
  • Kirksville Shopping Center in Kirksville


  • Gallatin Valley Mall in Bozeman


  • Conestoga Mall in Grand Island

New Hampshire

  • West Street Shopping Center in Keene
  • Mountain Valley Mall in North Conway
  • Lilac Mall in Rochester
  • Upper Valley Plaza in West Lebanon

New Mexico

  • White Sands Mall in Alamogordo

New York

  • Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn
  • Batavia City Centre in Batavia
  • Roseland Shopping Center in Canandaigua
  • Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford
  • Oswego Plaza in Oswego
  • Freedom Mall in Rome 
  • Destiny USA in Syracuse 

North Carolina

  • Henderson Square in Henderson
  • Biggs Park Shopping Center in Lumberton 
  • Twin Rivers Mall in New Bern
  • North Hills Shopping Center in Raleigh
  • Richmond Plaza in Rockingham


  • Chapel Hill Mall in Akron
  • Tri County Plaza in Akron
  • Carnation Mall in Alliance
  • Ashtabula Mall in Ashtabula
  • Governors Plaza in Cincinnati
  • Northtowne Mall in Defiance
  • Summit Square Shopping Center in East Liverpool
  • The Shoppes At Parma in Parma
  • Miami Valley Mall in Piqua


  • Oakwood Mall in Enid
  • Tandy Town Shopping Center in McAlester
  • Town Center Plaza in Midwest City
  • Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee
  • Shawnee Mall in Shawnee
  • Tulsa Promenade in Tulsa 


  • Cascade Village in Bend
  • McMinnville Plaza in McMinnville
  • Garden Valley Mall in Roseburg
  • Salem Center in Salem


  • Clearview Mall in Butler
  • North Hanover Mall in Hanover
  • Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca
  • Monroeville Mall in Monroeville
  • Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum

South Carolina

  • Anderson Mall in Anderson
  • Cross Creek Mall in Beaufort
  • Magnolia Mall in Florence
  • Myrtle Beach Mall in Myrtle Beach
  • Prince of Orange Mall in Orangeburg
  • Rock Hill Galleria in Rock Hill

South Dakota

  • University Mall in Brookings


  • Bradley Square in Cleveland
  • Columbia Mall in Columbia
  • Dyersburg Mall in Dyersburg
  • Kingsport Town Center in Kingsport
  • Foothills Mall in Maryville
  • Three Star Mall in McMinnville 


  • Timber Creek Crossing in Dallas
  • Crossroads Mall in Greenville
  • West Hills Mall in Huntsville
  • Music City Mall in Lewisville
  • Lufkin Shopping Center in Lufkin 
  • Palestine Mall in Palestine
  • Mirabeau Square in Paris


  • Layton Hills Mall in Layton
  • Cache Valley Mall in Logan


  • Bennington Square in Bennington 
  • Berlin Mall in Berlin


  • Danville Mall in Danville
  • Colonial Mall in Staunton


  • Crossroads Shopping Center in Menomonee Falls

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