01 - 16 - 2014 Burnham JCPenney store not included in closure list
With JCPenney announcing the layoff of 2,000 employees & the closure of 33 retails stores, their Greater Lewistown Shopping Plaza location in Burnham is not on the list. The retailer will close 3 stores in PA; One in Exton, in Hazelton at the Laurel Mall, & at the Washington Mall in Washington, PA. Penney's at the Nittany Mall will also not be affected by the closures after losing retailers The Gap and Gap Kids to the Trader Joeâs Plaza on North Atherton Street. Last week, Macyâs announced it would be downsizing and closing stores around the country in an effort to save $100 million annually, starting this year; however, it wasnât clear whether any of the 2,500 jobs to be cut would be local.