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Four J.C. Penney stores in Pittsburgh area closing

PITTSBURGH — Four J.C. Penney stores in the Pittsburgh area are among 154 that will close after the company filed for bankruptcy last month.

Locations at Monroeville Mall, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Beaver Valley Mall and Clearview Mall will close their doors.

J.C. Penney said closing sales are expected to begin June 12 and this is the first phase of store closures, with additional phases expected in the coming weeks.

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Store closing sales for the first round of closures are expected to take 10-16 weeks to complete.

The 154 store closures are expected to be approved by a Texas bankruptcy court next Thursday, the company said.