Could an outlet mall be in the future for Appomattox?

Town leaders are looking at attracting a major retailer that caters to tourists, which could include a large outlet center.

A regional study recently looked at whether Appomattox could get the attention of a major developer.

The study concluded that it's possible, if Appomattox can market itself as part of a larger region that includes Lynchburg.

Consultants say the town should attract and build more hotels first, which could lure in a large development like an outlet mall later.