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Review of Ninth Street - CLOSED

Ninth Street
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Owner description: Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Ninth Street is an area, really just a few blocks long, known for lots of restaurants and small shops that cater not only to the college crowd (Duke University being so nearby) but that are also family friendly (think Elmo's Diner for great breakfasts and kid's menus) or date friendly (see Vin Rouge for delicious french offerings). Recent expansions include a Harris Teeter and large parking lot and construction is underway which will bring many apartments and a hotel to the area. Expect heavier foot and car traffic soon.

1  Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

In terms of cool streets/shops/restaurant areas I have visited I would say this is middle to bottom rung. It's really just a place to go just to get out of the house or to grab a quick bite. Nothing too special. If your out and about in Durham go for food and if you are into random shops you will probably like those. Bars were not anything to brag about. Drinks/food was cheap though The crowd here is mixed with bikers, families, college kids, locals, and tourists all eating and hanging out in the same place, so that was interesting. If you are into small town/college town streets you will probably like this.

2  Thank rhrd7
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We always eat at Elmo's Diner but there are many new places to sample. Bruegger's Bagels is great for take out and has quick service. Several interesting shops to browse through and not all geared to the college students.

Thank firekeeper
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

First I have to say that the cover picture provided is NOT 9th Street. It's actually Brightleaf Square on Main Street. My pictures actually show 9th street. You can come here to shop in some unique stores or dine at one of the cafes, coffee shops, sports bars, restaurants or diners. If you have never been here I would suggest finding a parking space (sometimes hard) at one end or the other and just walk to see what's there.

2  Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ninth Street still has enough locally owned business to keep the uniqueness that has existed over the years. Good restaurants including Elmo's, Vin Rouge, Blu Fish, Blue Corn and Chubby's Tacos, Francesca's, Cosmic Cantina (close by). Good retail like Zola's, Vaguely Reminiscent, the Mail stop and Cozy. And for dancing, 9th St. Dance. Unfortunately, chain restaurants are slowly taking over. Please visit the locally owned stores and support our community.

1  Thank SereneBlue
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