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In this 2015 file photo, shoppers visit a J.C. Penney store in New York.

Associated Press

The JCPenney store at the Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township has been identified by a credit rating service as among those at risk of being closed.

JCPenney announced last month it would close 130 to 140 stores in the next couple of months because of slowing traffic and sales. The list was included in a story posted on businessinsider.com.

The department-store chain hasn’t yet released a list of which stores it will close, but Morningstar Credit Ratings has identified 39 stores most at risk of closing, based on the stores’ sales data. One of the stores included is the one at the Capital City Mall. Sears recently shut down its store at the Capital City Mall, which was then sold to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The stores that made the list have weaker sales per square foot than JCPenney’s average. According to JCPenney, the stores most at risk of closing either require a significant capital investment or have below-average sales.

Here’s the list of stores most at risk of closing:

Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Rogers, Arkansas

El Con Center, Tucson, Arizona

Mt. Shasta Mall, Redding, California

Plaza West Covina, West Covina, California

Westminster Mall, Westminster, California

Westfield Trumbull, Trumbull, Connecticut

Southland Mall, Cutler Bay, Florida

Tifton Plaza, Tifton, Georgia

North Riverside Park Mall, North Riverside, Illinois

Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois

Glenbrook Square Mall, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Muncie Mall, Muncie, Indiana

West Ridge Mall, Topeka, Kansas

Country Club Mall, LaVale, Maryland

Westfield Wheaton, Wheaton, Maryland

The Maine Mall, South Portland, Maine

Southdale Center, Edina, Minnesota

Crossroads Center, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Mall at Barnes Crossing, Tupelo, Mississippi

Windsor Square, Matthews, North Carolina

Greenville Mall, Greenville, North Carolina

The Mall of New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire

Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Destiny USA, Syracuse, New York

Palisades Center, West Nyack, New York

Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, Ohio

Northtowne Mall, Defiance, Ohio

Penn Square Mall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Park City Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Capital City Mall, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Indiana Mall, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Montgomery Mall, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Oxford Valley Mall, Middletown Township, Pennsylvania

Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, Tennessee

South Plains Mall, Lubbock, Texas

Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, Virginia

Kitsap Mall, Silverdale, Washington

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