Farmington J.C. Penney to Stay Open for Now

(Farmington) It looks like the J.C. Penney store in Farmington will stay open for now.

The clothing retail giant is permanently closing 154 stores across America this summer, including two in Missouri.

The ones targeted for closure are in Kirksville and in Independence.

The two Missouri stores might not be the only ones to go.

The company says it will announce additional closures in the coming weeks.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, JCPenney was forced to temporarily close it’s stores, taking a giant toll on the company’s financials.

It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 15th.

Since coronavirus restrictions have been eased, the retailer has reopened nearly 500 stores nationwide. Some Missouri stores still remain closed.