Debt and the coronavirus are primary factors in JCPenney filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the San Jacinto Mall’s owner says plans to redevelop the mall, where Baytown’s department store is located, are on hold for now. 

“Yes, it will be on pause with JCPenney on their bankruptcy. Everything is stopped,” Alan Hassenflu, President and CEO of Fidelis Realty Partners, the company redeveloping the mall, said. “Everything was put on hold.”

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