I recently wrote a story about former Quincy Mall stores. I had no idea that within a few weeks, we'd be adding a huge name to that list. Both WGEM and KHQA are reporting that the J.C. Penney store inside Quincy Mall will close on April 4.

It's sad to see a store that's so iconic close its doors. I'm not sure what year the Quincy Mall location opened, but I'm 33 years old, and I don't recall a time before J.C. Penney was in the mall. Today's news reminds me of when the Sears Portrait Studio closed. It was one of those things that had always been there.

There is some good news for Penney's shoppers. According to KHQA, both the Hannibal and Macomb stores will remain open.

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