JCPenney in New Hartford and Rome to close

The JCPenney locations in New Hartford and Rome are on the list to close as the company tries to stabilize its finances under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Posted: Jun 5, 2020 9:14 AM
Updated: Jun 5, 2020 9:14 AM

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.  -- The JCPenney locations in New Hartford and Rome are on the list to close as the company tries to stabilize its finances under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

JCPenney is the last of the original anchor stores at Sangertown Square from when it opened in 1980.

The chain filed for bankrupcty protection during the coronavirus pandemic and revealed the list of stores that will close.

There are 154 stores expected to close this summer, including the store in Sangertown Mall and the Rome location.

According to USA Today, there is a hearing set for June 11 to consider the bankruptcy proposal. If it is agreed upon, the going out of business sales could start right after and they are expected to last 10-16 weeks.

Along with the Sangertown Mall site and the Rome store on Erie Boulevard West, the Destiny USA location in Syracuse will also be closing.

The Oneonta store is not on the list.

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