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Brightleaf Square

905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-682-9229
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After visit the campus head to the square.

Brightleaf Square is a great place to land after a four hour visit to the campus. Quaint retail... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Stephen F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Friday night fun

I love bright leaf square, especially Friday nights in the summer. It is very enjoyable to have a... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Barbara B
Durham, North Carolina
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905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-682-9229
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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...More

Thank Stephen F
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...More

Thank Barbara B
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...More

Thank Z3386OZdanielc
Reviewed 22 July 2016

You find these kinds of developments in most cities now - what's odd about this place is that there's very little inside the pretty brick buildings. Few shops, a few reataurants, that's it (including no people). Yes, it felt like the surface of the sun...More

Thank Booger62
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Nice collection of shops and cafes for a stroll and a bite to eat.Well done restoration of what looks like old warehouses. Interesting architecture! Doesn't take very long to see unless you stay to eat.

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you're looking for lots of shops and things going on you're going to be disappointed. There are just a few restaurants and smaller shops in a nicely restored area. We spent about 10 minutes there - I wasn't displeased with my visit, but felt...More

Thank PooksNorthCarolina
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a really cool place to browse & buy one of a kind things you don't see in any strip mall. They even have performances in the courtyard.

Thank Mike D
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...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
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.

Thank MSPRoadmaster
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...More

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5 August 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.
25 September 2015|
Response from Stephen K |