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Brightleaf Square

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Address: 905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701
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+1 919-682-9229

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Shopping spot in Durham

Brightleaf Square has some good restaurants but really it is a nice place to take a walk in Durham under the lights. There are some nice shops and you can check out "the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kfin99
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Cary, North Carolina
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Stowe, Vermont
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate in two of the restaurants and both were priced right and delicious. Again, service was excellent.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bright leaf square, while hidden between two buildings, is full of great shops and restaurants. It is lit up beautifully at night and a great place to walk around!

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brightleaf Square has some good restaurants but really it is a nice place to take a walk in Durham under the lights. There are some nice shops and you can check out "the can-opener" underpass which has been on the news.

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Nesodden Municipality, Norway
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Around 4 PM there is absolutely noone in this place. It was fine seeing this area, but we could not make us stop to visit a bar, because it felt like we weren't here at the right time, so we kept on walking... Maybe it's better during the summer.

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Thank Peter B
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Older area in Downtown Durham. has many restaurants in the vicinity, can be easily walked. Parking near by can be difficult and costly. Note the signs on the lots very carefully to not get towed or charged excessively. obviously Saturdays are busiest, especially when its nice out. american tobacco campus is NOT within safe walking distance to here. Do be... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Several shops and boutiques as well as restaurants. I highly recommend it if you are staying close to Duke.

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Hampton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

While on business, I decided to take a stroll in the area. I was impressed with the old brick buildings and the selection of shops and restaurants. Will certainly drop by again next visit.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A nice place to visit, some good restaurants, but shopping is very limited. We noticed a couple empty store fronts and one recent closed establishment.

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Thank jartman65
Apex, United States
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92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We always find some unique articles here at one store or another. We come at least once a year to shop.

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Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

The outside of the buildings are beautifully refurbished. This is a great place to sit and have a cool drink. The stores we're a fit for me but window shopping is fun.

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Thank Heidi D

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