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Address: 905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701
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+1 919-682-9229

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A small charming place to relax

It's a cute little square with restaurants with patios and some shops, converted from a tobaco storage house. Nice atmosphere. We went for patio dinner on the day they had a free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Most of the stores were not open when i went. The big one across the street was great. The square was really nice for walking around but was mostly restaurants and art galleries. So just not what I was looking for. The place is very nicely restored and would be a great for an evening of dinning out side.

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Thank MadDogTraveler
Minneapolis, MN USA
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you're downtown and looking for things to do, it's definitely worth visiting. They've done a nice job of re-purposing a couple of large buildings into an outdoor mall. We were expecting more, but are not sorry we visited.

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

It's a cute little square with restaurants with patios and some shops, converted from a tobaco storage house. Nice atmosphere. We went for patio dinner on the day they had a free jazz concert in the square and was a wonderful dinner date night with great live music.

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Thank MI1004
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The shops are a bit on the artsy side, but there are fun places to browse through, and a few decent places to eat. A few of the restaurants have changed recently, and nothing has really gelled there in the few years I've been in the area, other than Satisfactions and El Rodeo, which are icons.

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Thank Smythe R
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We came and visited Brightleaf Square because of all the amazing reviews, but there's actually not much to see here other than a handful of shops and restaurants. There wasn't anything interesting going on and you could walk through the square in thirty seconds.

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Thank Milton M
Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a mixed use of old brick warehouses with retail, restaurants and offices. The merchants also sponsor weekly concerts in the courtyard throughout the summer. Some of the restaurants provide table seating in the courtyard.

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Thank NanaP123
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This area could be special but there is very little there except for a few restaurants and some overpriced shops. Maybe in a few years there will be more in the area to do.

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Durham, North Carolina
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Brightleaf Square is a great place for boutique shopping. The local businesses are very friendly and carry items you can't find easily anywhere else. The service is great and the Square frequently has live music during the spring/summer months

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

There is very little to see and do at this area. We were disappointed with the lack of stores to visit

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Thank ASurak
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Just a fun place to visit.Several good restaurants and sizzling city vibe make this place something I always look forward to visiting.

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