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Brightleaf a fun trip

right in the middle of Durham, Brightleasf has cool shops and restaurants. Not your usual chain... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Peter J
Boston, Massachusetts
Too many empty shops

Not all that exciting - many empty spaces. Walked the entire area in 30-45 minutes. Shops that were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert M
Carrollton, Texas
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All reviews the mexican restaurant casual night cute shops restaurants offer both indoor and outdoor seating spring summer fondue fun place to visit downtown area great parking morgan tobacco imported cobblestone clouds strung businesses
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not all that exciting - many empty spaces. Walked the entire area in 30-45 minutes. Shops that were open were ok and people friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got here around dusk, just as the outdoor lights were coming on so really enjoyed the ambience as well as all the cute shops. There are restaurants, arts shops, an ice cream place, a small brewhouse, and more. The buildings have been nicely re-habbed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rduinc
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Brightleaf is named after a tobacco leaf. It used to be used for tobacco selling and over the years has evolved into a mall and I love this place. Here you will find one of everything that you cannot find elsewhere

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Betty E
Reviewed December 3, 2018

This area is so great. There are shops with unique fare as well as a good collection of restaurants, all in a converted mill. There is live music on Friday evenings during the Spring/Summer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthony B
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We have been to Brightleaf Square numerous times. You can find great sushi, ice cream, a micro-brewery, Mexican and Fondue. They are all great. The grounds are very nicely kept and very clean. The walkways are well lit at night and on street or off...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gerald G
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Brightleaf Square is a shopping and dining stop in Durham. The property is very clean and well kept and houses a variety of shops, restaurants and private businesses. Some shop sites are vacant, but most open for business between 10am and 11am. The square is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank arubaphil
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Love this place at night, it's beautiful, several of the restaurants offer seating outside, with cobblestone walkway, and lighting strung all along the walkway. There are so many eating options from Fondue to burgers, mexican, and sushi.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rwilmoth0325
Reviewed September 2, 2018

right in the middle of Durham, Brightleasf has cool shops and restaurants. Not your usual chain restaurant location, each is unique with both indoor and outdoor seating

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter J
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My wife and I went to Brightleaf after a movie, wanting to get dinner. We parked in the lot provided by Brightleaf. We walked to 3 of the restaurants in the complex, but each one had the a/c too cold to eat comfortably. We decided...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Specialty stores and cute things to find. A couple of eating places here (although I didn't eat) and an ice cream store that makes amazing cappuccinos!

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 5, 2017|
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Response from SoundCoMaster | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you should visit it. You'll see plenty of niche shops in the area. You won't find a Walmart or Target here as this is a converted tobacco warehouse to accommodate shoppes and restaurants.
September 25, 2015|
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