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“Local merchants; unique stores”
Review of Brightleaf Square

Brightleaf Square
Ranked #17 of 75 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
North Carolina, USA
Level Contributor
43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Local merchants; unique stores”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This very small outdoor shopping and dining center is like a step back in time, from the foot traffic only bricked promenade to the unique stores and restaurants. While there are not a large number of stores, those that are there carry interesting and different items. There are several good restaurants, many with outdoor seating. It's a pleasant place to spend a few hours poking around followed by a meal.

Visited May 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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1,408 reviews
885 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,129 helpful votes
“many good places to eat”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Instead of tearing down the beautiful old tobacco warehouses (built between 1900 and 1904), Brightleaf Square was born. It consists of a good selection of unique restaurants and some unique stores for people looking for something you don't see everyday.

Visited May 2014
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pretty place not much there”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We were shopping not focused on eating. Seemed better location for eating. We did find a great little place at the end of the square that was amazing and had all kinds of neat stuff. Only one place for us to shop.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Anna C
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Bahama, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My wife and I go there every chance we get. It is good for that special occasion, shopping at the imports store or just to have a casual night out. This is one of my favorite places in Durham. Safe, clean and it gives you that special feeling of being some place nice.

Visited March 2014
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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188 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Beautiful Architecture”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

It's fun to sit outside at one of the restaurants or cafes in good weather.Sometimes musicians perform. There are several interesting specialty shops in Brightleaf Square and across the street. Definitely a place to spend some time while you are in Downtown Durham.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Cathie M
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