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.
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.
As part of the second annual “Giving Day,” select retailers at the mall will be offering special deals and discounts. The promotion runs from Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24.
According to a news release from the mall: Customers, shoppers and neighbors who visit ShopWellingtonGreen.com and donate to American Red Cross will receive an email donation receipt. The receipt can be used at participating retailers to receive special offers.
These are the discounts available, according to the mall’s website:
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Receive a free signature pretzel when you purchase Cheddar Stuffed Nuggets.
BC Surf and Sport: Buy one, get one 40% off all clothing.
Chick-fil-A: Free Chicken Sandwich with any medium side and medium beverage purchase. (Exclusion Applies: Not open on Sunday.)
Dillard’s: Receive a free 10 day foundation sample from Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, Lancome, or Clinique.
Eyes of Wellington: 20% off all in stock sunglasses and prescription eyeglass frames.
Great American Cookies: $5 off pan sized cookie cakes.
McDonalds: Free kid’s meal with any value meal purchase.
Oilicious: Receive $1 off any pure raw local honey (any size) purchase.
Perfect Oil: Free 1 oz. essential oil with the purchase of any Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser.
Things Remembered: 20% off your purchase of $20 or more. (Use code 4765.) (Exclusion Applies: Excludes clearance items.)
Yankee Candle: Free medium candle with any purchase of $25 or more. Spend $25 on any items and get any medium candle for free, including both jar and Pure Radiance collection items. (Exclusion Applies: Cannot be combined with any other specials, discounts, sales or coupons.)
Yogurbella: Receive 10% off.
925 Gemz: Free tumbled stone with every $10 purchase
The live butterfly conservatory opened in the mall’s grand court this month. The special attraction will be at the mall through April 3.
The 300-square-foot conservatory offers staff-guided tour in on-site butterfly house; information about the anatomy of the butterfly, its life cycle and ecosystem; opportunities to see a butterfly hatch from the chrysalis; and complimentary craft projects, the mall’s website says. Visitors will also get the chance to feed a butterfly, the mall said.