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Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

A photo of two workers removing part of the signage for the Wiley’s department store made the paper the week of Sept. 14, 1966. The once-popular shop was closing this week, and in its stead, J.C. Penney would reopen the store at Broadway and Kansas. The store, which would undergo “extensive” remo...

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The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc. will close in the coming months.
The list of stores was announced Friday morning. Three other Kansas stores are on the list: one in the Hutchinson Mall, a freestanding store in Lawrence, a store on the Chanute Square and one in the Winfield Plaza.


On Feb. 24, the company based in Plano, Texas, first announced plans to close two distribution facilities and approximately 130-140 stores over the next few months. A news release stated J ...


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