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J.C. Penney here to stay in mid-Missouri

J.C. Penney has released its list of 138 stores that will close within the next couple of months.

According to the list, the retailer's stores in Columbia and Jefferson City will remain open. A store in Maryville, about 45 minutes north of St. Joseph, will close its doors.

The company announced on Feb. 24 its plans to close 130-140 store locations.

The closures will impact about 5,000 employees across the country.

The company said the following in a release Friday: "JCPenney is in the process of identifying relocation opportunities within the Company for esteemed leaders. Additionally, JCPenney will provide outplacement support services for those eligible associates who will be leaving the Company."

Stores will likely begin liquidation sales on April 17.


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