Problem is, the story's not true. The allnovascotia.com story "is way out of proportion," says Rob Landry, the Halifax leasing agent for Starfish Properties, which owns the former Sam the Record Man space said to be the future home of Urban Outfitters.
"Nothing is signed," continues Landry. "We're not in negotiations with anyone for that space."
Landry won't give any further information, but we are left with the impression that Starfish has put feelers out lots of different potential renters, but that's as far as it's gone: feelers.
We see this as another example of the media running with a story simply to be first, before it can be confirmed.