Close J.C. Penney closing at Knoxville Center Mall J.C. Penney announced that it will be closing its store at Knoxville Center Mall. March 17, 2017. Noon. WBIR 12:38 PM. EDT March 17, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS Newport Animal Shelter likely to close Scanner audio of the moment the escaped Georgia inmates were captured Terrifying moments that led up inmates' surrender Suspect assaults officers during traffic stop Woman's surprise visit by Crusoe Deputies: Boy kept in harness bolted to floor Newport animal shelter could close Homicide charges for missing woman's daughter Search continues for escaped inmates Pet of the Week: Discounted Pet Adoptions More Stories Search for missing North Carolina man expands into East TN Jul 28, 2017, 9:43 p.m. A gorgeous Saturday with lower humidity! Dec 10, 2015, 10:15 a.m. UT grad reaches International Space Station Jul 28, 2017, 2:34 p.m.