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J.C. Penney Permanently Closes At Regency Square Mall After 53 Years

Jacksonville Daily Record
Some J.C. Penny customers wait in line to pay for their merchandise during the store's final afternoon before permanently closing.

After 53 years in operation as one of Regency Square Mall’s original tenants, J.C. Penney Co.  Inc. closed its department store for good at 4 p.m. Oct. 18.

Other than a few pieces of merchandise, all that remained for sale were fixtures, display equipment and mannequins, including assorted feet for $5 and a bin of arms, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Cars, trucks and a U-Haul picked up shelving and other fixtures before and after closing.

Store personnel told arriving shoppers that the store was closing, surprising some customers who expected the usual 6 p.m. Sunday close.

On the dot, a voice on the public address system announced:

“It’s 4 o’clock and we are closed.”

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