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“I love the location of the property and it being a bridge between two communities that have physical barriers, psychological barriers and demographic barriers,” Shaker said of the project. “We believe (that) how you get people together is through culture — through art, music, food and dance.”

“We had somebody this year dump a full-size carpet out of a living room with all of the padding,” she said. “They dumped it in the middle of the alley so you couldn’t drive through it. When I called up the city’s code enforcement, they sent out a forklift to pick it up.”