Three Louisiana J.C. Penney stores will close in the coming months.
The stores are at Cortana Mall in Baton Rouge, Park Terrace in DeRidder and North Shore Square in Slidell.
J.C. Penney’s two Lafayette locations will remain open. They are at Acadiana Mall and the Stirling Lafayette Shopping Center on Louisiana Avenue.
Most of the stores that are closing will begin liquidation sales April 17 and close in June.
Like other department store retailers, J.C. Penney has struggled in recent years with declining sales. Other chains, including Macy’s and Sears, have announced closures nationwide in recent months as well.