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Suzanne Russell, owner of downtown Redding boutique Carousel, describes what she says is the deterioration of nearby Carnegie Park since fences there were removed earlier this week because of a hiccup in the food-truck park proposed for the land.
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As a customer came out to model a sundress she later bought from Carousel, Suzanne Russell’s downtown Redding shop, a group of people hanging out in adjacent Carnegie Park were visible from her back window.

“This is pretty normal,” Russell said.

But for the past few months, it wasn’t. That’s because fences have surrounded the park since December in preparation for developer Todd Franklin’s food-truck project, and…