Will J.C. Penney stores close Palm Beach County stores?

The quick answer: No.

The retail chain will close only two stores in Florida. They are the locations at the Jacksonville Regional Shopping Center and Palatka Mall.

J.C. Penney’s two Palm Beach County stores, at Wellington Green and Boynton Beach Mall, will remain open.

Shoppers wait in line for the 3pm opening specials outside JC Penney at the Mall at Wellington Green on November 24, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Overall, J.C. Penney will shutter 138 stores across the country — almost a quarter of the total in just in four states. Nine will close in Texas, eight in Minnesota and seven each in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Store close-out sales, the company said, will start in April and the stores will be closed by the middle of June. After that, J.C. Penney will still list about 900 stores.

In addition to J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Hhgregg, Macy’s, BCBG Maxazria and American Apparel have all announced closures in recent weeks.

Trick-or-treat on Halloween at this local mall

The Boynton Beach Mall will hold its annual Mall-o-ween Costume Party and trick-or-treating “sweets stroll” on Halloween.

103004-Stuart-Emily Bodenheimer, 2, checks out her candy load while she and her sisters "Trick or Treat"  the merchants of downtown Stuart after the 6th annual Hobgoblin Parade on Osceola Street Saturday. Children, lead by the Stuart Fire Department, paraded through downtown Stuart in their Halloween costumes. Meghan McCarthy/Staff Photographer
103004-Stuart-Emily Bodenheimer, 2, checks out her candy load while she and her sisters “Trick or Treat” the merchants of downtown Stuart after the 6th annual Hobgoblin Parade on Osceola Street Saturday. Children, lead by the Stuart Fire Department, paraded through downtown Stuart in their Halloween costumes. Meghan McCarthy/Staff Photographer

The free event, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, will also feature games, activities, bounce houses and hayrides in the mall’s parking lot

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“This safe, indoor, air-conditioned and entertaining alternative to traditional outdoor Halloween activities will offer free trick-or-treating fun the whole family can enjoy,” the mall said in a news release announcing the event.

The mall is located at 801 N. Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach.

Need a job for the holidays? Check out this seasonal hiring event

The Boynton Beach Mall will host a seasonal holiday job fair on Oct. 6 for those interested in applying for full and part-time positions at some of its 135 stores and restaurants.

Matt Perlongo waits for customers outside Lids in the Boynton Beach Mall shortly before  6:30 Friday morning, after working since 8pm. A mall spokeswoman said the mall had been busy up until about 2am, when it died down. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)
Matt Perlongo waits for customers outside Lids in the Boynton Beach Mall shortly before 6:30 Friday morning, after working since 8pm. A mall spokeswoman said the mall had been busy up until about 2am, when it died down. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

The job fair runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be held at the mall, 801 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach.

Available positions include openings at Victoria’s Secret, H&M, and Madame Butterfly. There will also be local businesses set up in the mall’s center court to speak with applicants.

Retailers and local businesses will be reviewing resumes and conducting on-the-spot interviews,  the mall said.

 

Local mall to surprise shoppers today with free gift cards; goodies

In celebration of National Random Acts of Kindness Day today, officials at the Boynton Beach Mall will be surprising shoppers with a variety of freebies, including gift cards.giftcards

Beginning at 10 a.m., mall managers will be randomly giving a way a host of items to shoppers including $50 gift cards, beauty gift baskets, handbags, t-shirts, movie passes, complimentary lunches and dinners. The items come from a variety of mall retailer including JCPenney, Youfit Health Clubs, Perfumania, Sephora, LA Leggings, Buca di Beppo, East West Bistro Buffet, Pops Corn and Versace Gelateria Italiana & Gourmet.

“National Random Acts of Kindness Day is an ideal opportunity for Boynton Beach Mall to show appreciation to shoppers and to encourage thoughtfulness and charity in the community,” said Poonam Patel, director of marketing and business development at Boynton Beach Mall. “We’re looking forward to spreading smiles throughout the day and encouraging others to pay the kindness forward.”

In addition to surprising shoppers, Boynton Beach Mall management will also be treating its retailers to sweet treats and coffee, officials said.

Local mall to surprise shoppers with free gift cards; goodies on Wednesday

In celebration of National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Wednesday (Feb. 17), officials at the Boynton Beach Mall will be surprising shoppers with a variety of freebies, including gift cards.

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Beginning at 10 a.m., mall managers will be randomly giving a way a host of items to shoppers including $50 gift cards, beauty gift baskets, handbags, t-shirts, movie passes, complimentary lunches and dinners. The items come from a variety of mall retailer including JCPenney, Youfit Health Clubs, Perfumania, Sephora, LA Leggings, Buca di Beppo, East West Bistro Buffet, Pops Corn and Versace Gelateria Italiana & Gourmet.

“National Random Acts of Kindness Day is an ideal opportunity for Boynton Beach Mall to show appreciation to shoppers and to encourage thoughtfulness and charity in the community,” said Poonam Patel, director of marketing and business development at Boynton Beach Mall. “We’re looking forward to spreading smiles throughout the day and encouraging others to pay the kindness forward.”

In addition to surprising shoppers, Boynton Beach Mall management will also be treating its retailers to sweet treats and coffee, officials said.