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Appomattox Visitors Center Faces Renovation and Relocation

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Appomattox Co., VA - In 2013, more than 15,000 visitors passed through the Appomattox Visitors Center.

Nestled on the town's main street, it's a welcoming sight for those visiting the parks, and those looking to extend their trip.

Now, Town Council says that the facility is in need of renovations. During that time, the center will be relocated to the opposite end of the depot, just steps away. However, some chatter from Council has led some to believe the relocation will be a permanent one. Some ideas for the space include a possible space for a conference room, or a restaurant.

The temporary location is smaller, and not as visible. With the added traffic that the center brings, local citizens and business owners seem concerned that the relocation, if permanent, would take traffic away from downtown.

Dale Franklin was enjoying her day on Main Street, and agreed with this sentiment, stating "People already know it's there, in that location, and they visit it, so why change it?"

More public discussion is expected at the Council's next meeting. No timetable currently exists for the renovation, but hopes are that it will be mostly completed in time for the 2015 celebration at the Courthouse National Park.

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