Madison’s J.C. Penney store is one of dozens closing nationwide during the pandemic, the department store chain announced Thursday.

Madison is one of eight stores in Indiana and 154 nationwide closing due to lower sales and mounting debt exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 11, the 118-year-old retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Other JCPenney stores closing in Indiana include Bedford, Elkhart, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Muncie, Plymouth, Richmond and Vincennes. Over 500 stores have been reopened due to easing social distancing policies, but additional closings are expected in the coming weeks, the company announced.

The Madison store, located at 435 East Clifty Drive, was a popular spot for Black Friday, Christmas and back-to-school shopping as one of few clothing retailers in town. The selection will be more limited if its neighbor store, Gordman’s, also closes due to parent company Stage Stores filing for bankruptcy on May 10.

Stage, which also owns the Peebles, Goody’s, Palais Royal and Bealls chains has not announced plans for the Madison location.

Other nationwide brick-and-mortar chains have followed suit, with J. Crew, Neiman Marcus and Gold’s Gym filing for Chapter 11 in the month of May.

JCPenney employees were not allowed to comment, per company policy.

Going-out-of-business sales will begin at certain stores in the coming weeks, according to the retailer.