More and more, it seems like for every store opening, there are two store closings in Ocean County. This time, it's the second time through bankruptcy for a formerly ubiquitous chain that will shutter its final Ocean County locations.
A few weeks ago, we learned that J.C. Penney would be closing over 100 stores across the country. The fate of our local J.C. Penney, at the Ocean County Mall, was up in the air when the release came out in February. Today we learned what will be happening to it.
With a number of Ocean County stores closing in the past year, people take rumors of more closures seriously when they come up. And one of the Ocean County Mall's anchor stores has been the subject of recent closure rumors.