Local JCPenney stores will remain open until mid-October

The JCPenney stores in New Hartford and Rome were slated to close by the end of September, but the closing dates have been extended to mid-October.

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 2:23 PM
Updated: Sep 15, 2020 6:07 PM

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – The JCPenney stores in New Hartford and Rome were slated to close by the end of September, but the closing dates have been extended to mid-October.

According to notices sent by the NYS Department of Labor under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, the stores will close on or around Oct. 18.

JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May, and mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Group announced an agreement to buy JCPenney out of bankruptcy earlier this month.

There are no plans at this time to close the JCPenney in Oneonta.

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