J. C. Penney will be closing the local Boone store, along with five others in North Carolina and 138 nationwide, the company announced on Friday.
Approximately 5,000 positions nationwide will be impacted by the store closures, most of which will occur in June, according to a press release from the company. Most affected stores will begin the liquidation process on April 17. The closings come as the company announced in February that it was, “implementing a plan to optimize its national retail operations as part of the Company’s successful return to profitability. “
The company will also close one supply chain facility in Lakeland, Fla., and relocate one supply chain facility in Buena Park, California. The Boone location has approximately 30 employees and will close on June 18, according to a published report.
Other locations in North Carolina are:
Albemarle Crossing: Albemarle
Eastridge Mall: Gastonia
Blue Ridge Mall: Hendersonville
Monroe Crossing: Monroe
Becker Village Mall: Roanoke Rapids
A complete list of the closings nationwide is available at this link.