Something vs. nothing

Source: Frederick News Post
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Date Published: 07/30/2013

Without any context to help sort this quote out, some readers would assume it came from the recent debate about whether to permit Wal-Mart to occupy the deserted Frederick Towne Mall space. In this case, however, the comment came from downtown Frederick resident Truby LaGarde, and the “something” she was referring is a chain establishment. As with the Golden Mile Wal-Mart, the big question is whether more chains would, on balance, be a good or bad thing for downtown Frederick’s central business district. Many residents and business owners appear to be somewhat conflicted about additional chains setting up shop downtown.