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The J.C. Penney store at the Crystal River Mall will close on Aug 3.
“Everyone was made aware last week,” store manager Angela Anderson said on Tuesday.
She added they will be working with the neighboring J.C. Penney stores in Spring Hill, Ocala and Gainesville to try to find jobs for the employees.
“I was surprised by the decision,” she said. “But certainly I can understand and respect it.”
It will be business as normal until June, when the closing process begins.
The announcement about the local J.C. Penney comes just about a year after Sears closed its store at the Crystal River Mall.