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Brightleaf Square

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

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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 October 2016
Kevin T
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Apex, United States
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Apex, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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.

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 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.

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durham, nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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.

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boston
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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 31 July 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 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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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