University Place’s Night Gallery – Branching Out store has announced its upcoming closure after more than 50 years in business.

From its start in downtown Chapel Hill in 1969 to one of University Mall’s first original tenants, over the years “Night Gallery” has evolved from being solely a lingerie store to including clothing and personal care products.

​The Night Gallery – Branching Out Facebook page announced the store’s closure and subsequent “retirement sale” on August 27. 

Pam Williams, owner of Night Gallery – Branching Out, said while she knows customers are sad to see the store close, she’s had a long run in the retail world and is looking forward to retirement.

“I’m sad to let it go but I’m going to be 77 in two weeks so it’s time,” Williams said.

Signs outside of the store indicate that all items are currently half off their original price. Moving trucks have also been spotted outside the storefront.

Williams said the store is expected to close in the next week or two.

In 2020, Night Gallery – Branching Out moved to the outside of University Place, next to William Travis Jewelers and Hawker’s Asian Street Food, as part of the mall’s redevelopment plan. does not charge subscription fees. You can support local journalism and our mission to serve the community. Contribute today – every single dollar matters.