The JCPenney in Meriden is among 33 “underperforming” stores around the country that will shutter their doors by May, resulting in some 2,000 job cuts, according to a release from the company.
Affected stores will continue to sell their merchandise over the next few months and will close by May, company officials said. Employees whose jobs are cut will receive separation benefits packages, if eligible.
The Meriden store, located at Westfield Meriden on Lewis Avenue (formerly the Meriden Square Mall), is the only Connecticut location affected. A full list of closing stores can be found here.
Plans to open a new JCPenney store in Brooklyn, N.Y. will remain underway, according to the company.
JCPenney said the closings are expected to generate $65 million in annual savings, beginning in 2014.