The J.C. Penney store at Bellevue Square is closing after 55 years of being in business, according to a report in The Seattle Times. The report states that the last day of operation will be on November 1st, 2014 and will be available for smaller specialty stores.

Marketing Director of Kemper Development Company, Jennifer Leavitt stated, “We don’t have space available very often…There are some great exciting retailers out there that we have not been able to accommodate and this gives us an opportunity to design for that.”

Leavitt also suggested that the goal is to have the new stores open by the start of the holiday season. Only having one month seems aggressive to retrofit the space, so it will be interesting to see how this transformation takes place.

Does this mean that Bellevue Collection will finally get an H&M? What retailers would you like to see at Bellevue Square? Sound-off in the comments below.

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