UPDATED: J.C. Penney updated its closings list again Wednesday and now has 136 locations listed. The story originally noted liquidation sales would start at 137 stores.

Going-out-of-business sales at 136 closing J.C. Penney stores begin Wednesday, the department store chain announced.

The discounts range from 25 to 40% off original prices storewide. All sales will be final starting June 25, according to a news release.

"All merchandise is on sale, including deeper discounts of 40% on all fine jewelry and window treatments," the release said. "New seasonal essentials, such as swimwear and sunglasses, are also discounted at 25-30% off."

The retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection May 15, also updated its list of stores that will permanently close in its first wave of closures. (See the full list of stores closing below and the stores removed from the list.)

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J.C. Penney announced June 4 that 154 stores would close in its first wave of closings but now 136 stores are on the list. However, the removed locations may still close.

"A handful of previously announced store closing locations remain on hold pending further review," J.C. Penney said in a blog post.

The retailer is expected to close 242 stores for good, or about 29% of its 846 locations with 192 stores expected to close in the current fiscal year, which ends in February, and then 50 in the next fiscal year. After the closings, the company will have around 604 remaining locations.

The Texas-based chain is the largest retailer to file for bankruptcy protection so far during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Gordon Brothers, Hilco Merchant Resources, Great American Group, and Tiger Group will manage the store closing sales, according to the release.

The liquidation sales are expected to last 10 to 16 weeks.

J.C. Penney store hours

The stores are currently operating under reduced hours from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, stores have designated an hour, from 11 a.m. to noon, for at-risk shoppers including senior citizens, expectant mothers, and those with underlying health concerns.

In liquidating J.C. Penney locations, Sephora stores are now closed.

 J.C. Penney store closures 2020

Here are the first 137 J.C. Penney stores that are permanently closing. Additional locations are expected to shutter and will be announced in the coming months.

Alabama J.C. Penney closing stores

Andalusia: Covington Mall, 922 River Falls St. Florence: Regency Square, 301 Cox Creek Parkway Scottsboro: Jackson Square, 1601 S Broad

Arizona J.C. Penney store closings

Cottonwood: Little Creek Center, 1100-B Highway 260 Tucson: El Con Shopping Center, 3501 E Broadway

Arkansas closing J.C. Penney stores

Batesville: Independence Center, 475 S St. Louis St. Conway: Conway Towne Center, 201 Skyline Drive El Dorado: Mellor Park Mall, 1845 N West Ave. Harrison: The Fashion Center, 814 U.S. Highway 62-65 N

California J.C. Penney store closings

Delano: 1228 Main St. Los Banos: San Luis Plaza, 951 W Pacheco Blvd. Paso Robles: Woodland Plaza, 120 Niblick Road San Bernardino: Inland Center, 300 Inland Center Tracy: West Valley Mall, 3100 Naglee Road Yreka: Yreka Junction Mall, 1810 Fort Jones Road

Colorado J.C. Penney closing stores

Durango: Durango Mall, 800 S Camino Del Rio Fort Collins: 135 Bockman Drive

Connecticut J.C. Penney store closure

Torrington: Torrington Commons, 251 High St.

Florida J.C. Penney closing stores

Bradenton: Desoto Square Mall, 303 301 Blvd. W Cape Coral: Coralwood Shopping Center, 2301 Del Prado Blvd. Jacksonville: Regency Square Mall, 9501 Arlington Expressway Lake Wales: Eagle Ridge Mall, 501 Eagle Ridge Drive Mary Esther: Santa Rosa Shopping Center, 300 Mary Esther Blvd. Orlando: Orlando Fashion Square, 3115 E Colonial Drive Sebring: Lakeshore Mall, 901 U.S. 27 N

Georgia J.C. Penney closing stores

Athens: Georgia Square, 3700 Atlanta Highway Atlanta: Northlake Mall, 4840 Briarcliff Road NE Douglasville: Arbor Place Mall, 6650 Douglas Blvd. Gainesville: Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway Rome: Mount Berry Mall 300 Mount Berry Square NE Statesboro: Statesboro Mall, 325 Northside Drive E Waycross: Hatcher Point Mall, 2215 Memorial Drive

Idaho closing J.C. Penney stores

Lewiston: Lewiston Shopping Center, 1826 19th Ave. Ponderay: Bonner Mall, 300 Bonner Mall Way

Illinois J.C. Penney closing stores

Bourbonnais: Northfield Square, 1600 N State Route 50 Carbondale: University Mall, 1201 E Main Freeport: Freeport Mall, 1810 S West Ave. Mount Vernon: Times Square Mall, 115 Times Square Mall

Indiana J.C. Penney closing stores

Bedford: Bedford Town Fair, 1118 James Ave. Indianapolis: NW Pavilion at Michigan Road, 8752 Michigan Road Kokomo: Kokomo Mall, 1718 E Blvd. Madison: River Point Mall, 435 E Clifty Drive Muncie: Muncie Mall, 3501 Granville Ave. Plymouth: Pilgrim Place Mall, 1350 Pilgrim Lane Richmond: Richmond Square, 4199 National Road E Vincennes: Vincennes Plaza, 640 Niblack Blvd.

Iowa J.C. Penney store closings

Carroll: 504 N Adams St. Marshalltown: Marshalltown Mall, 2500 Shopping Center St.

Kansas J.C. Penney store closures

Emporia: Flint Hills Village, 1678 Industrial Road Liberal: Liberal Plaza, 1513 N Kansas Ave. Salina: Central Mall, 2259 S 9th St.

Kentucky J.C. Penney closing stores

Campbellsville: Green River Plaza, 399 Campbellsville Bypass Danville: Danville Manor Shopping Center, 1560 Houstonville Road Hopkinsville: Bradford Square, 4000 Fort Campbell Blvd. Maysville: Market Square, U.S. 68 S and AA Highway Middlesboro: Middlesboro Mall, 905 N 12th St. Owensboro: Town Square Mall, 5000 Frederica St.

Louisiana J.C. Penney store closures

Lafayette: Acadiana Mall, 5725 Johnston St. Metairie: Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Maryland closing J.C. Penney stores

Lanham: Woodmore Towne Center at Glen, 9100 McHugh Drive La Vale: Country Club Mall, 1262 Vocke Road

Michigan J.C. Penney closures

Alpena: Alpena Mall, 2338 U.S. 23 S Cadillac: Cadillac Shopping Center, 1550 N Mitchell St. Petoskey: 408 E Mitchell St.

Minnesota closing J.C. Penney stores

Maple Grove: Grove Square Shopping Center, 13701 Grove Drive Willmar: Kandi Mall, 1605 South First St.

Mississippi J.C. Penney store closings

Laurel: Sawmill Square Mall, 910 Sawmill Road Starkville: Starkville Crossing, 864 Highway 12 W

Missouri closing J.C. Penney stores

Independence: Bolger Square, 17610 E 39th St. S Kirksville: Kirksville Shopping Center, 2206 S Baltimore St.

Montana J.C. Penney store closure

Bozeman: Gallatin Valley Mall, 2825 W Main St.

Nebraska closing J.C. Penney store

Grand Island: Conestoga Mall, 3404 W 13th St.

New Hampshire J.C. Penney closings

Keene: West Street Shopping Center, 381 West St. North Conway: Mountain Valley Mall, State Highway 16 and Route 302 Rochester: Lilac Mall, 25 Lilac Mall (Route 125) West Lebanon: Upper Valley Plaza, 250 Plainfield Road

New Mexico J.C. Penney store closure

Alamogordo: White Sands Mall, 3199 N White Sands Blvd.

New York J.C. Penney closing stores

Auburn: Finger Lakes Mall, 1579 Clark Street Road Batavia: Batavia City Centre, 40 Batavia City Center Canandaigua: Roseland Shopping Center, 3225 State Route 364 New Hartford: Sangertown Square Mall, 1 Sangertown Square Rome: Freedom Mall, 205 Erie Blvd. W Syracuse: Destiny USA, 9559 Destiny USA Drive Valley Stream: Green Acres Mall, 1051 Green Acres Mall

North Carolina J.C. Penney closures

Henderson: Henderson Square, 380 N Cooper Drive Lumberton: Biggs Park Shopping Center, 2910 N Elm St. New Bern: Twin Rivers Mall, 3100 M L King Jr Blvd. Raleigh: North Hills Shopping Center, 4217 Six Forks Road Rockingham: Richmond Plaza, 1305 E Broad Ave.

Ohio closing J.C. Penney store closings

Akron: Chapel Hill Mall, 2000 Brittain Road Akron: Tri County Plaza, 1500 Canton Road Alliance: Carnation Mall, 2500 W State St. Ashtabula: Ashtabula Mall, 3315 N Ridge Road E Cincinnati: Governors Plaza, 9365 Fields Ertel Road Defiance: Northtowne Mall, 1500 N Clinton St. East Liverpool: Summit Square Shopping Center, 16280 Dresden Ave. Parma: The Shoppes At Parma, 7900 Day Drive Piqua: Miami Valley Mall, 987 E Ash St.

Oklahoma J.C. Penney store closings

Enid: Oakwood Mall, 4125 W Owen K Garriott Road McAlester: Tandy Town Shopping Center, 1744 E Carl Albert Parkway Muskogee: Arrowhead Mall, 501 N Main St. Shawnee: Shawnee Mall, 4901 N Kickapoo Ave. Tulsa: Tulsa Promenade, 4101 S Yale Ave.

Oregon J.C. Penney store closings

Bend: Cascade Village, 63455 N Highway 97 McMinnville: McMinnville Plaza, 2180 NE Highway 99 W Roseburg: Garden Valley Mall, 780 NW Garden Valley Blvd. Salem: Salem Center, 305 Liberty St. NE

Pennsylvania J.C. Penney store closings

Butler: Clearview Mall, 101 Clearview Circle Hanover: North Hanover Mall, 1155 Carlisle St. Monaca: Beaver Valley Mall, 200 Beaver Valley Mall Monroeville: Monroeville Mall, 500 Monroeville Mall Tarentum: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 167 Pittsburgh Mill Circle

South Carolina J.C. Penney store closings

Beaufort: Cross Creek Mall, 328 Robert Smalls Parkway Florence: Magnolia Mall, 2701 David H McLeod Blvd. Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N Kings Highway Orangeburg: Prince of Orange Mall, 2390 Chestnut St. Rock Hill: Rock Hill Galleria, 2321 Dave Lyle Blvd.

South Dakota J.C. Penney store closure

Brookings: University Mall, 990 22nd Ave. S

Tennessee J.C. Penney store closings

Cleveland: Bradley Square, 200 Paul Huff Parkway NW Columbia: Columbia Mall, 800 S James Campbell Blvd. Dyersburg: Dyersburg Mall, 2700 Lake Road Kingsport: Kingsport Town Center, 2101 Fort Henry Drive Maryville: Foothills Mall, 101 Foothills Mall McMinnville: Three Star Mall, 1410 Sparta St.

Texas J.C. Penney store closings

Greenville: Crossroads Mall, 6834 Wesley St. Huntsville: West Hills Mall, 2 Financial Plaza Lewisville: Music City Mall, 2401 S Stemmons Fairway Lufkin: Lufkin Shopping Center, 4600 S Medford Drive Palestine: Palestine Mall, 1930 S Loop 256 Paris: Mirabeau Square, 3560 Lamar Ave. Highway 82

Utah J.C. Penney store closings

Layton: Layton Hills Mall, 1201 N Hill Field Road Logan: Cache Valley Mall, 1350 N Main St.

Vermont J.C. Penney store closings

Bennington: Bennington Square, 99 Bennington Square Berlin: Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Road

Virginia J.C. Penney store closings

Danville: Danville Mall, 325 Piedmont Drive Staunton: Colonial Mall, 90 Lee Jackson Highway

J.C. Penney stores removed from list

The following stores from the original closing list no longer appear on J.C. Penney's list. The company said in a blog post that they "remain on hold pending further review."

Spanish Fort, Alabama: Spanish Fort Town Center, 22500 Town Center Ave. Phoenix: Christown Spectrum, 1727 W Bethany Home Road Chino, California: Rancho Del Chino Shopping Center, 14659 Ramona Ave. Turlock, California: Countryside Plaza, 1840 Countryside Drive Greeley, Colorado: Greeley Mall, 2080 Greeley Mall Montrose, Colorado: River Landing Shopping Center, 3400 Rio Grande Ave. Fort Myers, Florida: Gulf Coast Town Center, 10083 Gulf Center Drive Tampa, Florida: Westshore Plaza, 201 Westshore Plaza Calumet City, Illinois: River Oaks Shopping Center, 200 River Oaks Center Drive Elkhart, Indiana: Concord Mall, 3701 S Main St. Shreveport, Louisiana: Regal Court Shopping Center, 7451 Youree Drive Abingdon, Maryland: Boulevard at Box Hill, 3411 Merchant Blvd. Coon Rapids, Minnesota: Riverdale Village, 12550 Riverdale Blvd. Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Eden Prairie Center, 8201 Flying Cloud Drive Oswego, New York: Oswego Plaza, 140 State Route 104 Midwest City, Oklahoma: Town Center Plaza, 7271 SE 29th St. Anderson, South Carolina: Anderson Mall, 3187 N Main St. Dallas: Timber Creek Crossing, 6051 Skillman St. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Crossroads Shopping Center, N96W18515 County Line Road.

Contributing: Nathan Bomey and Josh Rivera

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