Dunkirk’s JC Penney on list of store closings

The JC Penney Dunkirk location is one of 138 locations nationwide slated for closure, according to an announcement by the company this morning.

There are two other Penney store closings in New York state — one in West Nyack and another in Massapequa.

More stores could be slated to close, but for now the Penneys at Chautauqua Mall was not on the list.

The Dunkirk JC Penney is located at the Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza on Central Avenue. Company officials said liquidations at the stores closing would begin around April 17.

The move is expected to save the retailer $200 million this year.