With the rise of online shopping, malls and brick-and- mortar stores are a dying breed. Sadly, Findlay will experience this as the JCPenney store in the Findlay Village Mall is closing, another core store claimed by the dwindling number of in-person shoppers.
A hard blow for the Mall, the JCPenney store will be one of 138 stores that will shut its doors June 18.
“I think it’s sad, because there are few other department stores near this area,” said Samantha Reinbolt, frequent mall-visitor and student at the University of Findlay. “I think the mall may not be as popular with JCPenney gone. I hope it gets more stores for more variety.”