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Brightleaf Square, Durham

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Historic Walking Area
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TripAdvisor
  • Durham is one of the sights in Brightleaf, great location for shopping, eating and drinking and need.
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  • 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 ha...  more »
  • 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 w...  more »
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  • The area is wonderful for walking a,d window shopping. Beautifully restored area. The few shops that are left there are well worth the visit. It seems to have been a casualty of urban sprawl. I hope the management company can do something to keep the stores they have and attract new ones. So few stores are left , what a shame!
  • Cute little area with boutique shopping and restaurants. Clouds is a great restaurant! Super yummy food.
  • Nice place for music in the Summer, shops, CDs, gifts. Fun for out of town guests.
  • The cozy atmosphere of the square is always nice to have.
  • The stores at BrightLeaf are wonderful, however, the management are vultures. They recently changed a parking lot that had been available for public parking for more than 20 years to a permit only lot. There is a sign, but no one there to help the locals during the transition. Two parking enforcement people were quick to tell me where I could get my car that they called to get towed. But why couldn't they have given me a warning when I pulled in. The towing company charges $220 to get your vehicle back. Just disgusting behavior! #boycott BrightLeaf