JC Penney is closing 154 stores in the first phase of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. The retailer will begin liquidating stores in the coming weeks as it looks to eliminate its store portfolio of underperforming locations to focus its attention on e-commerce sales.

Liquidation sales at the 154 stores set to close their doors are expected to be held for 10 to 16 weeks.

Additional store closures will follow as JC Penney announced at the time of its bankruptcy filing that it would be closing 242 stores permanently. A total of 600 stores will reportedly remain under the JC Penney umbrella.

“While closing stores is always an extremely difficult decision, our store optimization strategy is vital to ensuring we emerge from both Chapter 11 and the COVID-19 pandemic as a stronger retailer with greater financial flexibility to allow us to continue serving our loyal customers for decades to come,” Jill Soltau, CEO at JC Penney, said in a statement.

JC Penney was forced to close all of its stores because of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The company furloughed the majority of its workforce in April and since reopened nearly 500 locations, where COVID-19 restrictions have been eased.

JC Penney filed for bankruptcy on May 15, entering into a restructuring agreement with its lenders for about 70% of its debt load.

The JC Penney stores that will be permanently closed and holding liquidation sales include:

Alabama

Florence: Cox Creek Parkway

Andalusia: River Falls Street

Scottsboro: South Broad

Spanish Fort: Town Center Ave.

Arizona

Tuscon: E. Broadway

Cottonwood: Highway 260

Phoenix: W. Bethany Home Rd.

Arkansas

Harrison: U.S. Highway 62-65 N.

El Dorado: N. West Ave.

Conway: Skyline Dr.

Batesville: South St. Louis St.

California

San Bernardino: Inland Center

Los Banos: Pacheco

Delano: Main St.

Yreka: Fort Jones Rd.

Tracy: Naglee Road

Turlock: Countryside Dr.

Paso Robles: Niblick Rd.

Chino: Ramona Ave.

Durango: S. Camino Del Rio

Colorado

Greeley: Greeley Mall

Fort Collins: Bockman Dr.

Montrose: Rio Grande Ave.

Connecticut

Torrington: High St.

Florida

Jacksonville: Arlington Expy

Sebring: U.S. 27 N.

Orlando: E. Colonial Dr.

Mary Esther: Mary Esther Blvd.

Tampa: Westshore Plaza

Brandenton: Boulevard W.

Cape Coral: Del Prado Blvd.

Lake Wales: Eagle Ridge Dr.

Fort Myers: Gulf Center Dr

Georgia

Athens: Atlanta Highway

Gainesville: Pearl Nix Pkwy.

Statesboro: Northside Dr.

Atlanta: Briarcliff Rd. NE

Rome: Mount Berry Sq. NE

Waycross: Memorial Drive

Douglasville: Douglas Blvd.

Idaho

Lewiston: 19th Avenue

Ponderay: Bonner Mall Way

Illinois

Mt. Vernon: Times Sq. Mall

Calumet City: River Oaks Center Dr.

Freeport: S. West Ave.

Bourbonnais: N. State RT 50

Carbondale: E. Main

Indiana

Muncie: Granville Ave.

Vincennes: Niblack Blvd.

Elkhart: S. Main St. (U.S. 33)

Bedford: James Ave.

Richmond: National Rd. E

Madison: E. Clifty Dr.

Plymouth: Pilgrim Ln.

Indianapolis: Michigan Rd.

Iowa

Marshalltown: S. Center St.

Carroll: N. Adams St.

Kansas

Emporia: Industrial Rd.

Liberal: N. Kansas Ave.

Salina: S. 9th St.

Kentucky

Danville: Houstonville Rd.

Owensboro: Frederica St.

Hopkinsville: Ft. Campbell Blvd.

Middlesboro: N. 12th St.

Campbellsville: Campbellsville Bypass

Maysville: U.S. 68 S. and AA Hwy.

Louisiana

Metairie: Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Lafayette: Johnston St.

Shreveport: Youree Rd.

Maryland

Lanham: McHugh Dr.

Abingdon: Merchant Blvd.

La Vale: Vocke Rd.

Michigan

Petoskey: E. Mitchell St.

Alpena: U.S. 23 S

Cadillac: N. Mitchell St.

Minnesota

Willmar: S. First St.

Coon Rapids: Riverdale Blvd.

Maple Grove: Grove Dr.

Eden Prairie: Flying Cloud Dr.

Mississippi

Laurel: Sawmill Rd.

Starkville: Hwy. 12 W.

Missouri

Kirksville: S. Baltimore St.

Independence: E 39th St.

Montana

Bozeman: W. Main St. 

Nebraska

Grand Island: W. 13th St.

New Hampshire

Rochester: Lilac Mall (RT 125)

West Lebanon: Plainfield Rd.

Keene: West St.

North Conway: State Highway 16 & RT 302

New Mexico

Alamogordo: N. White Sands

New York

Auburn: Clark St. Rd.

Oswego: State Route 104

New Hartford: Sangertown Sq.

Batavia: Batavia City Ctr.

Rome: Erie Blvd. W.

Canandaigua: State RT 364

Syracuse: Destiny USA Dr.

North Carolina

Raleigh: Six Forks Rd.

Rockingham: E. Broad Ave.

Lumberton: N. Elm St.

New Bern: MLK Jr. Blvd.

Henderson: N. Cooper Dr.

Ohio

Ashtabula: N. Ridge Rd. E.

Akron: Brittain Rd.

Akron: Canton Rd.

Parma: Day Dr.

Alliance: W. State St. 

Defiance: N. Clinton St.

Piqua: E. Ash St.

E. Liverpool: Dresden Ave.

Cincinnati: Fields Ertel Rd.

Oklahoma

Tulsa: S. Yale Ave.

McAlester: E. Carl Albert Pkwy

Enid: W. Owen K. Garriott Rd.

Shawnee: N. Kickapoo Ave.

Muskogee: N. Main St.

Midwest City: SE 29th St.

Oregon

Salem: Liberty St. NE

Bend: N. Hwy 97

Roseburg: NW Garden VLY Blvd.

McMinnville: NE Hwy 99 W

Pennsylvania

Monroeville: Monroeville Mall

Hanover: Carlisle St.

Butler: Clearview Circle

Monaca: Beaver Valley Mall

Tarentum: Pittsburgh Mill Circle

South Carolina

Rock Hill: Dave Lyle Blvd.

Anderson: N. Main St.

Myrtle Beach: N. Kings Hwy.

Orangeburg: Chestnut St.

Florence: David H. McLeod Blvd.

Beaufort: Robert Smalls Parkway

South Dakota

Brookings: 22nd Ave. S.

Tennessee

Columbia: S. James Campbell Blvd.

Kingsport: Ft. Henry Dr.

McMinnville: Sparta St.

Maryville: Foothills Mall

Dyersburg: Lake Rd.

Cleveland: Paul Huff Pkwy.

Texas

Lufkin: S. Medford Dr.

Dallas: Skillman St.

Paris: Lamar Ave. Highway 82

Palestine: S. Loop 256

Greenville: Wesley St. 

Huntsville: Financial Plaza

Lewisville: S. Stemmons FWY

Utah

Logan: N. Main St.

Layton: N. Hill Field Rd.

Vermont

Bennington: 99 Bennington Sq.

Berlin: Berlin Mall Rd.

Virginia

Staunton: Lee Jackson HWY

Danville: Piedmont Dr.

Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls: County Line Rd.

JC Penney A man with a Macy's bag walks past the J. C. Penney's store in New York, April 11, 2013. Photo: Reuters