Brightleaf Square
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Kate Illinois1
Illinois4,719 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Happy to see the warehouse was repurposed into business offices and retail. Beautiful red-brick masonry and ornate cornices. The day we visited, the interior shopping access was closed. We were able to enjoy the outdoor seating for a meal and shopping at AR Workshop. There were several outdoor venders. Several parking spaces with Pay Parking. We did find free street parking along the street behind the building.
Written 13 May 2023
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Tanya T.
Illinois1,575 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
What a nice area for shopping and trying nearby restaurants. Parking on the street was plentiful and only $3.00 for two hours (quite reasonable). It seems that all of the building was not occupied or is used otherwise for office space. However, you can find retail stores with interesting and unique finds.
Written 15 December 2021
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Brytany M
Charlottesville, VA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
Closed! Which the website neglected to mention. Complete waste of time right now. You’re better off doing towards the Central downtown area
Written 13 November 2021
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wvlivingston
Brevard, NC1,000 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It's basically closed but website did not say so. Only one restaurant, a jewelry store, and shop (which the staff were chatting with one person about things they like to do in the area but never acknowledged us). We kept trying to determine if we were in the wrong area. Finally a woman on the street asked if I was looking for something. When I responded, "Everything appears to be closed", she said someone had bought out the whole area and evicted most of the tenants with plans to remodel the area, but had not started doing so.
Written 1 August 2021
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Leighann Z
Suffern, NY351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Some nice shops to walk around. The area is nice and the olive oil shop is wonderful. We just walked around a bit on a nice day. Walking distance from other nice places in Durham.
Written 2 July 2021
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Chris
Saint Augustine, Florida71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Many of the businesses in here are closed (or in the process of closing by the end of March) due to rent being too high for the amount of business they receive since CV19 began. Very disappointed since I have been a long time patron.
Written 25 February 2021
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21sherriz
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Fun restaurants, neat shops, ice cream and breweries. Park across the street and wander through to see what they have to offer.
Written 22 February 2021
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bloomdl
Warrenton, VA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
My dad is in Duke Univ Hospital so after I dropped my mom off to visit him, I needed to find somewhere nearby to go to pass a little time with my teen daughter. Looked in Trip Advisor and found this. It’s only a couple miles away from the hospital so it’s perfect for a quick getaway. Beautiful shady space, lots of cute unique shops and restaurants to peek into. The only downside is the shops close at 6p on weekdays. We arrived around 5:45, so we only had time to browse in one named Details. I wish we’d had more time! I loved Details; the owner was so kind and helpful, he showed us a few pieces but didn’t hover. His selection is nicely curated and it sounds like he’s got even more great stuff planned for the near future as he clears space for new items. I highly recommend you check out his shop, as well as the others in the square. Next time we visit, we’ll come earlier so we have more time.
Written 24 July 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great pedestrian area close to Duke University main campus. Super relaxing area with plenty of choices of shopping and dining. Recommended
Written 29 February 2020
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Betty E
Hillsborough, NC125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Brightleaf Square is unique. You can go there once and go back and find they have different stores and different items. It is like a treasure hunt. I love this place that holds a lot of history
Written 22 November 2019
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