Bedford JCPenney Store On List Set To Close

(BEDFORD) – Following a comprehensive review of their retail footprint, JCPenney made the difficult decision to close 154 stores including the Bedford store.

Store closings will begin on June 12.

“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,” Chief Executive Jill Soltau said in a statement. 

JCPenney, like the many retailers, deemed nonessential, was forced to temporarily close its stores due to the coronavirus pandemic, pushing it over the brink as its sales took an enormous hit and its debt swelled. 

It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 15, and is now hoping to emerge as a smaller department store chain. 

The company will continue to operate the majority of their stores and their flagship store,, to ensure their valued customers continue to have access to the products and brands they need and want.

JCPenney said it expects the store closing sales to last anywhere from 10 to 16 weeks. 

The current list of stores closing in Indiana:

Bedford Town Fair
1118 James Ave
Bedford, IN 47421

Concord Mall
3701 S Main St (Us 33)
Elkhart, IN 46517

NW Pavilion @ Michigan Road
8752 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Kokomo Mall
1718 E Blvd
Kokomo, IN 46902

River Point Mall
435 E Clifty Dr
Madison, IN 47250

Muncie Mall
3501 Granville Ave
Muncie, IN 47303

Pilgrim Place Mall
1350 Pilgrim Ln
Plymouth, IN 46563

Richmond Square
4199 National Rd E
Richmond, IN 47374

Vincennes Plaza
640 Niblack Blvd
Vincennes, IN 47591