It seemed like it might survive but the JCPenney store at the Collin Creek Mall, at 821 N. Central Expwy. in Plano, is closing for good.
According to a spokesperson, the store will close in November. The "liquidation," aka sales, will begin on September 3.
In June, JCPenney filed for bankruptcy protection and announced that it would close 192 stores across the country, including two in the Dallas area: the Timber Creek Crossing store in Dallas, and Music City Mall in Lewisville. Collin Creek seemed to have emerged unscathed.
The Plano store was also the only anchor store to survive the renovation of Collin Creek Mall being undertaken by Centurion American. All of the others — Dillard's, Macy's, Sears, and Amazing Jake's — were demolished.
JCPenney was so important that Centurion American allowed them to continue operating during construction.
"Following a comprehensive evaluation of our retail footprint and a careful analysis of future strategic fit for the Company, JCPenney has decided to close its Collin Creek Mall store, which was previously planned for renovation alongside the Collin Creek Mall redevelopment," says JCPenney's statement.
"Liquidation will begin September 3, and the store will close to the public in mid-November," it says. "Our customers may shop our flagship store, jcp.com, or visit our nearby location – Stonebriar Mall in Frisco – where we have numerous safety precautions in place."
There are seven JCPenney locations remaining in the DFW area including Flower Mound, Mesquite, Denton, Hurst, Rockwall, Frisco, and Fairview. Come on, go shop there already.
On another note, the company recently announced that it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. "This year, we’ve made the decision to close our stores on Thanksgiving Day in honor of our dedicated associates and customers to allow them to stay safe, relax, and enjoy the day with loved ones," their statement says.