The structural shell for a new Goodwill store in Westport is nearing completion.

The store, being built on the site of the former Peppermill Steak House at 1700 Post Road East, should be done within a couple of weeks, according to workers at the scene.

Goodwill officials hope to the construction of the new outlet is completed by next spring, allowing the agency to move its local thrift store at 1572 Post Road East to the new, larger quarters.

Aside from serving as a retail outlet, the new store will also have a donation center where items for the agency can be dropped off by the public.

Goodwill has operated a store in Westport since 1960, and has been located at 1572 Post Road East since 1996.