Construction crews are grinding the floors smooth to make way for the new surfaces being placed in the mall's corridors. This grinding obviously creates dust, she said.
Some businesses have been provided with dust shields, McCracken said.
The dust did cause Starbucks to close for about a week, but it has reopened.
Nobody has complained about dust at the mall to the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, said Anita Ray, the department's environmental services director.
Ray said mall establishments are inspected three or four times a year.
"We haven't had any problems that I've heard about," she said.
McCracken said the grinding should be completed in a few days and the dust issue should be moot.
"There'll still be some minor grinding in some pocket areas, but the worst is behind us," she said.
The floors on the entire first and third levels are receiving new tile. The floor on the second level will be covered with carpet panels.
The carpet panels can be removed for cleaning or replacement, McCracken said. Workers should begin installing the carpet next week.
"Not only do the carpet tiles act as a sound reducer, they also are more comfortable and add more color," McCracken said. "They really work well in the area where we have most of our popular apparel retailers."
A few shoppers have complained about closure of the second-floor public restrooms. Those facilities also have undergone extensive renovation and should be reopened next week.
The restrooms on the third level in the food court will be closed when the ones on the second level are opened. The renovations to the third-level restrooms should be completed in about three weeks, McCracken said.
New directional signage should be installed next month, McCracken said.
The renovations should be completed sometime in November, she said. That will be just in time for the mall's 30th birthday celebration, which will be a yearlong event.
"We'll do our ribbon cutting on the renovations and kick off our yearlong birthday celebration at the same time," McCracken said.
The fountain will be turned on to celebrate the ribbon cutting and beginning of the birthday celebration.