Friday, February 24, 2006

J.C. Penney opens store in Providence Place mall

Providence Business News

J.C. Penney has opened its first-ever department store in Providence, Rhode Island. The new store, at Providence Place mall, opened Friday at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting celebration.

Although new to Providence, the 103-year-old retailer has served Rhode Island since 1927. The new store will contribute approximately 120 jobs to the city's economy, the company said.

The J.C. Penney store is replacing the former Lord & Taylor spot at the mall.

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