JCPenney to close store at Century III Mall

JCPenney to close store at Century III Mall

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — It could be the final blow for the struggling Century III Mall.

JCPenney, the last surviving store at the mall, has been added to the list of stores the company plans to close.

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A spokesperson told to Channel 11 the Century III location will shut down for good sometime in late October.

Liquidation sales start next Friday and returns will no longer be accepted there.

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The company is closing more than 150 stores, including locations at the Pittsburgh Mills and Clearview malls.

The retailer filed for bankruptcy back in May at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The once beloved mall has been plagued with issues and actually closed last year.

Code enforcement said Century III Mall was unsafe and crews were planning to demolish it in the near future but keep JCPenney’s open.

“Ya know, it makes me sad. I was here when it thrived. This was the place to be. And here we are. It’s done. And it hasn’t been popular for some time. But you feel for the people and wonder what went wrong? What could’ve been done differently,” said West Mifflin Katherine Washington.

Workers aren’t sure when their final day will be.

Century III Mall deemed 'unsafe and uninhabitable' by code enforcement