By  on January 29, 2018

Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus,N.J., with 2.13 million square feet of gross leasable space, is one of the largest and most productive shopping centers in the U.S., anchored by Macy’s, Nordstrom, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and AMC Theatres. But, come March, Garden State Plaza will have one less anchor.J.C. Penney is quietly closing its 183,000-square-foot store, after 60 years of anchoring the center.

"After recent lease discussions with the Garden State Plaza mall developer, the decision was made to close our J.C. Penney location," a spokesman for the retailer said. "We expect the store to close approximately March 10. Store liquidation began on Jan. 25. The company is also closing seven other stores across the country, none of which are in New Jersey or New York."

The other J.C. Penney units to be closed are in St. Louis; Galesburg, Ill.; Alexandria, Minn.; Bartlesville, Okla.; Burlington, Wash.; Calexico, Calif., and Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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