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“A Street Divided”
Review of Ninth Street

Ninth Street
Ranked #19 of 75 things to do in Durham
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Owner description: Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.
Durham
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351 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A Street Divided”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

9th Street has long been a funky street in Durham. It featured independent eateries and bars and a real, old-time, independent bookstore.

The eastern side of the street features the older, independent businesses. Some of the buildings seem a bit rickety, but they have their own unique charm that is somehow lost in the newer buildings on the western side of the street.

Places you'll want to hit: Chubby's Tacos for a taqueria-style hole in the wall; don't miss the guacatillo salsa. Charlie's bar; surprisingly good spinach salad with hot seafood. Francesca's; Durham's original dessert cafe. Blue Corn Cafe; yummy guacamole. The Regulator Bookshop; haven for book and magazine lovers. And there are lots more great places to discover... As you can tell, I'm partial to the eastern side of the street.

Visited March 2014
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English first
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78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Something for everyone.”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

The most eclectic three blocks you will ever find. From giant burrittos to the home made food at Elmo's Diner there is something for everyone. The bookstores, Vietnamese restaurant, the free trade stores all add to the college community atmosphere. Great place to visit anytime you are in Durham.

Visited November 2013
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Oceanside, New York
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cute but not a lot there”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Was looking for shopping and came across this. It def has a nice vibe, but there isnt a lot to shop. Def can do all the shopping in less than an hour. Hopefully they will build it up after the apartments are done.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Charlene I
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Charleston, South Carolina
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157 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Indy bookstore, salon and a few eateries”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We were expecting a LOT to see and do... not so much. There are a few shopping options, a tuxedo shop, a salon and bohemian dress shop. There is a nice bookstore and a Duke themed gift shop along with a couple of bars and restaurants.

Visited October 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“9th St is a mix of many things and all good”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We always make a trip to 9th St for a meal and coffee/dessert afterwards. The changes happening there will make it THE spot when they get completed.

Visited August 2013
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