One of the last remaining tenants of the Latham Circle Mall is now set to close after the first of the year.

JC Penney is one of only two stores still standing after the mall's demolition.  A spokesman calls this a "necessary business decision."

The store, along with a Lowe's, has continued to operate since the old mall was torn down this summer.  Developers are working on a new shopping center to be called the Shoppes at Latham Circle.

Employees will be given the chance to apply for positions at other stores.