published Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

J.C. Penney closing its Northgate Mall store in Hixson

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    The J.C. Penney store at Northgate Mall in Hixson will soon close.
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J.C. Penney Co. is closing its Northgate Mall store, according to mall owner CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

CBL anticipates the store closure to occur in the second quarter, the Chattanooga-based developer said in a statement today.

The Northgate Mall store is leased from a third party and CBL will work with the building owner to facilitate its redevelopment, the company said.

J.C. Penney will continue to pay rent until lease expiration, according to CBL.

The store is one of four Penney’s in CBL properties that the department store has announced it will close.

See more in Thursday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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