J.C. Penney to close 2 W. MI stores

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP/BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — J.C. Penney released its list of stores that are closing, which includes two West Michigan locations.

The J.C. Penney store at The Shops of Westshore, formerly Westshore Mall, in Holland Township and the store inside the Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek are on the closing list.

The company says around 5,000 positions nationwide will be impacted by the store closures, most of which are expected to happen in June.

The company also said most affected stores will start the liquidation process on April 17.

Last month, J.C. Penney announced it was closing 138 stores as it tries to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. The company said that it would also initiate a voluntary early retirement program for about 6,000 eligible employees.

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J.C. Penney’s full list of store closures in the U.S.