JC Penney to reopen at University Park mall

(Tom Franklin/95.3 MNC)

JCPenney announced this week it is closing more than a fourth of its stores across the country for good, as part of its bankruptcy.

However, some stores in Indiana are re-opening, after shutting down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Inside Indiana Business, seven JCPenney locations across the Hoosier state are re-opening Wednesday:

-Jackson Park in Seymour

-Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood

-Metropolis in Plainfield

-Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville

-Pilgrim Place Mall in Plymouth

-University Park Mall in Mishawaka

-Porters Vale in Valparaiso

“We are thrilled to welcome our associates and customers back to JCPenney stores in Indiana,” said Jim DePaul, executive vice president of stores. “Our top priority remains on the health and safety of our associates, customers, and communities.”

JCPenney is putting new safety precautions and guidelines in their stores, like having employees wear masks, signs reminding customers about social distancing, contactless checkout, and curbside pickup.

“We want to ensure everyone is safe and feels comfortable as we continue to provide an engaging shopping experience,” DePaul said.

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