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Brightleaf Square

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Address: 905 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2054
Phone Number: 919 682 9229

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Nice for Shopping

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin T
Apex, United States
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Apex, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kevin T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Heidi D
Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful remodel of old tobacco warehouses into shops, restaurants, and walking areas. I love the landscaping and outdoor music and people watching. There are better shopping areas in Durham but for family fun, outdoor walking and browsing, and some interesting eating spots, the Square is great.

Thank haleabrams
Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Brightleaf Square to visit a particular women's clothing boutique, Very and Vogue. I wasn't very impressed with the boutique or surrounding shops and restaurants. I wouldn't waste my time again.

Thank amyd20
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

I first visited Brightleaf Square in Durham, NC in 2015. The architecture is lovely, and the few people strolling along it's walkways seem to enjoy the quaint ambiance. I did too. Previous establishments visited were closed. We walked around for about 10 minutes and split. Still~ Visit the Square, have a cup of coffee, sit and relax.

Thank Ernestsworld
durham, nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I love going to Brightleaf for their Friday night music. Free, lots of people watching, dancing, folks from all walks of life-- adds up to a lot of fun and some great music. Grab dinner and drinks from one of the restaurants and make a night of it.

Thank Teresa E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Not much here, a couple of restaurants but definitely not happening on a Saturday afternoon. Upside, on Saturday, free parking.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Brightleaf Square is a great place to land after a four hour visit to the campus. Quaint retail shops will satisfy your shopping urges especially the 1940's bookstore where you go back in time but can find unusual books. There are many good restaurants to choose from so you will not go hungry. This is always a treat for our... More 

Thank Stephen F
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love bright leaf square, especially Friday nights in the summer. It is very enjoyable to have a cocktail, relax and listen to whatever band is playing that night. You also a a large variety of restaurants to choose from. It is fun for all age.

Thank Barbara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

this is a great little area in Durham, Brightleaf side of the street is fun and lively, but the Peabody side is quirky and novel. Make sure you get to Parker and Otis, this is one of the quirkiest little general store I have seen in a long time, with a coffee bar, small restaurant, groceries and wine store this... More 

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