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JCPenney Celebrates 100 Years in Salina

Jeremy Bohn - March 24, 2017 10:57 am

Patrons gathered in front of the JCPenney Department store in the Central Mall in Salina.

There was cake, candles, pictures and giant gold scissors to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the store calling Salina home.

The store originally opened on March 24, 1917 and was one of only two JCPenney locations in the state of Kansas.

JCPenney had several different locations across the city in its history, beginning with its first site at 138 S. Santa Fe in 1917 to its current location, in Central Mall where the store has called home since 1987.

Salina Mayor, Kaye Crawford, was in attendance as well. She spoke about the importance of shopping in stores compared to online.

The occasion ended with a ribbon cutting and cake and cookies for those in attendance.

All this, after learning just one week ago, that the JCPenney in Salina would not be closing its doors as apart of the Department Store’s nation-wide cuts.


Larry Larson

March 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Not once, not twice, but THREE times, including the headline, JC PENNEY is spelled incorrectly in your story. You have a photo of a cake with the CORRECT spelling and you STILL got it WRONG! How does this happen? Did your reporter not see the large logo on the store’s front facade. This is such a stupid error, even for you guys!

    Todd Pittenger

    March 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm


    Thanks for pointing this out. It has been corrected.
    We appreciate you being such a loyal user of our website


Larry Larson

March 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm

No problem, Todd. It is still spelled incorrectly in the last paragraph, just an FYI.

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