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“Food, book, and then some” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ninth Street

Ninth Street
Ninth St., Durham, NC
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Ranked #21 of 72 things to do in Durham
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.
Durham, North Carolina
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“Food, book, and then some”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Nine Street is home to World Market, a book store and some of the best restaurants in town. There are times when parking is a little hard to find especially during dinner time when school is open.

Visited August 2012
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North Canton, Ohio
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“Ninth Street at Duke Campus - Eclectic?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

So many unique little restaurants and shops. A good place to visit during the day for a relaxing stroll and lunch or just a cup of coffee. I wouldn't recommend it in the evenings though. Sometimes it seems like the whole student population is there.

Visited May 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Great street with fun shops and restaurants!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Park your car (legally, of course) and take a stroll down Ninth Street. Stop by Francesca's for a slice of cake and coffee. Buy a novel (one of mine if you can) at The Regulator Book Shop. Whimsical stores to browse in line the street. A fun place to spend an afternoon!

Visited April 2013
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“folksy, low-key and small local buisnesses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Ninth street is a great in many ways, mostly because of all of the variety of small local buisnesses, from basic to upscale, and the variety of people from students to those who work and of many ages.

There are a few chains but, to its benefit, not many. (There is a Subway and Papa Johns). There are restaurants like Bahns Vietnamese, has little in the way of decor, but people line up out the door on Saturdays to get their Saturday specials.

If you want a good basic meal for $4-$8's, there are a numerous places you can go, including Bahns, Chubby's Tacos, Devils pizzeria, International Delights, Cosmic Cantina, etc. . . .

They also have small independent toy store, 2-3 bars, a family style eating place (Elmo's), a place with the Frogs in front which has items from around the world, a local ice cream place (Francescas), a flower shop, a great place to mail stuff (A-1), and a garden/pet shop (Barnes Supply), just to name a few. There are also some very nice upscale restuarants most of which I have not been to, but I have heard good things about.

If you must have everything neat and polished and safe, (places like South Point Mall), then Ninth street may not be your kind of place. But if you like local flavor, Ninth Street is a great.

Visited March 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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“Short but Some Sweet Spots ... Casual, Funky, and LGBT friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Only a couple blocks long consider part of "the strip" but packy a punch with some ethnic food, some local coffee and good local pastries, good diner, some books and gifts, and even a biker bar .... what's not to like?

Visited February 2013
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