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Brightleaf Square

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

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Quaint Area

This is a quaint area to visit, a well-done renovation and repurposing of former tobacco warehouses.There are several good restaurants, plus a few stores and business offices. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dukefan86
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a quaint area to visit, a well-done renovation and repurposing of former tobacco warehouses.There are several good restaurants, plus a few stores and business offices. A few of the restaurants offer outdoor seating, which is great when the weather is nice.

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California
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275 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This center has an interesting history, and there are some very interesting shops to peruse here. And there is a large shop across the street - don't miss it!

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Stowe, Vermont
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We ate in two of the restaurants and both were priced right and delicious. Again, service was excellent.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Bright leaf square, while hidden between two buildings, is full of great shops and restaurants. It is lit up beautifully at night and a great place to walk around!

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Cary, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Brightleaf Square has some good restaurants but really it is a nice place to take a walk in Durham under the lights. There are some nice shops and you can check out "the can-opener" underpass which has been on the news.

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Nesodden Municipality, Norway
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Around 4 PM there is absolutely noone in this place. It was fine seeing this area, but we could not make us stop to visit a bar, because it felt like we weren't here at the right time, so we kept on walking... Maybe it's better during the summer.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Older area in Downtown Durham. has many restaurants in the vicinity, can be easily walked. Parking near by can be difficult and costly. Note the signs on the lots very carefully to not get towed or charged excessively. obviously Saturdays are busiest, especially when its nice out. american tobacco campus is NOT within safe walking distance to here. Do be... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Several shops and boutiques as well as restaurants. I highly recommend it if you are staying close to Duke.

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Hampton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

While on business, I decided to take a stroll in the area. I was impressed with the old brick buildings and the selection of shops and restaurants. Will certainly drop by again next visit.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A nice place to visit, some good restaurants, but shopping is very limited. We noticed a couple empty store fronts and one recent closed establishment.

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