CHAPEL HILL – You’ll soon have new shopping options as University Mall is undergoing construction with new stores coming in before the year’s end.

General manager of University Mall, Peter DeLeon, says the construction on William Travis jewelry should be finished in a month and work on Harris Teeter is moving forward.

“Now that the rain has eased up, Harris Teeter’s construction is well underway,” DeLeon says. “They are working hard on the outside and will start moving their efforts to get the complete renovation done by the early fall.”

DeLeon says traffic at University Mall has been on par for what summer retailers expect.

“With school out and people taking vacations, it tends to slow down a bit,” DeLeon says. “That’s when many of our retailers regroup and re-energize and start gearing up for August.”

University Mall has also seen added attention over the past eight weeks with its summer concert series, with Jim Quick and the Coastline finishing the event Thursday night.

“It was our best attended show of the entire season,” DeLeon says. “You could not have asked for a better finale than the absolutely wonderful weather and the crowd that evening.”

University Mall’s summer concert series first started three years ago.