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Vicksburg JCPenney To Close In August

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Vicksburg will be without a JC Penney when the department store closes in August.


The Vicksburg Post reports that 25 people will be out of work.


In January, the company announced it would close 47 stores and cut about 5,500 jobs in hopes of returning to profitability.


The store opened in downtown Vicksburg in 1930s. In 1984, JC Penney moved to its current location, in what was then the Pemberton Square Mall. In 2010, the shopping center was renamed the Vicksburg Mall. For 29 years, the store has been one of the four anchors - along with Dillard's, Goody's and Belk - at the mall.


Mall general manager Mike Carlisle says management learned of the retailer's plans to close in Vicksburg about three weeks ago.

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