Decorah trying to save its JC Penney store

A JC Penney retail location, March 2017

Decorah, Iowa – Economic development leaders in Decorah are hoping to make J.C. Penney change its mind about closing the store that has been in northeast Iowa for nearly a century. Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Kristina Wiltgen, says the Decorah store appears to be an easy target for the company as it looks to cut costs, but they think that’s a mistake.

Wiltgen is asking residents to voice their opinions on the chamber website.

The Decorah store was one of 138 closings announced last week, including other Iowa stores in Fort Dodge, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa.

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